Guide: Setup Yahoo Mail IMAP

Setup Yahoo Mail IMAP

Setting up a Yahoo mail is very simple and easy if you follow the quick steps given on our site. If you wish to set up your Yahoo account as IMAP on an email client, identify the server settings. To setup Yahoo Mail IMAP account in Outlook 2013, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Step 1:Before setting up your Yahoo Mail in Outlook, toggle on the 'Allow apps that use less secure sign in' button.
  • Step 2:To do so, open the default browser on your computer and navigate to the Yahoo's Sign-In page.
  • Step 3:Enter the email address and password (for Yahoo) in the required fields.
  • Step 4:Click the Login button to access your Yahoo account.
  • Step 5:Next, click on your profile name at the top-right corner of the web page and select the Account Info option.
  • Step 6:Navigate to the left-side panel and click the Account Security tab.
  • Step 7:On the Account Security screen, toggle on the 'Allow apps that use less secure sign in' button.
  • Step 8:Now, close the browser window and launch the Outlook app.
  • Step 9:Click the File tab available at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Step 10:Navigate to the left-side panel and select Info.
  • Step 11:Click the Add Account button and enable the Manually setup or additional server types radio button.
  • Step 12:Click the Next button and select the POP or IMAP option.
  • Step 13:On the POP and IMAP Account Settings screen, fill up the User Information, Server Information, and Logon Information.
  • Step 14:Under User Information, enter a name for your Yahoo Mail in the Your Name field.
  • Step 15:Enter your Yahoo email address in the Email Address field.
  • Step 16:Under Server Information, select the IMAP option from the Account Type drop-down menu.
  • Step 17:Enter '' in the Incoming mail server field.
  • Step 18:Enter '' in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.
  • Step 19:Under Logon Information, type the Yahoo email address in the User Name field and its password in the Password field.
  • Step 20:Click the More Settings button and then click the Outgoing server tab.
  • Step 21:Check the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
  • Step 22:Choose 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' and jump to the Advanced tab.
  • Step 23:Enter '993' in the Incoming server (IMAP) field.
  • Step 24:Select the SSL option from the drop-down menu for both Incoming and Outgoing servers.
  • Step 25:Enter '465' in the Outgoing server (SMTP) field.
  • Step 26:Click OK in the Internet Email Settings window to save the configured settings and return to the Add New Account window.
  • Step 27:Click the Test Account Settings button to verify your account settings.
  • Step 28:Wait until the verification is completed.
  • Step 29:Once verified, click the Next button and select Close.
  • Step 30:Now, your setup Yahoo Mail IMAP account has been configured successfully in the Outlook app.

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