How to add free Yahoo! Mail to Microsoft Outlook?

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I very much like how convenient it is to get my email using Microsoft Outlook. I'm currently using Gmail IMAP on it.

I also have a free Yahoo! Mail account that I'd like to be able to access through Microsoft Outlook, is this possible?

How do I go about configuring the settings?


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Answered By 590495 points N/A #95038

How to add free Yahoo! Mail to Microsoft Outlook?


I don’t know if Yahoo! already allows free POP and SMTP access to free Yahoo! Mail accounts owners. Yahoo! does provide free POP and SMTP access but to premium Yahoo! Mail Plus subscribers only.

But you can try setting up your Microsoft Outlook to integrate with your free Yahoo! Mail account.

To setup your free Yahoo! Mail account to forward your email messages to Microsoft Outlook:

  1. Login to your Yahoo! Mail account. Once logged in, click Options and then Mail Options.
  2. In Mail Options, click Forwarding and then select Access Yahoo! Mail via POP to enable POP forwarding. To save the changes, close the Options tab by hovering over the tab and then click the x that appears.


To configure Microsoft Outlook to access your Yahoo! Mail:

  1. For Microsoft Outlook 2003, click Tools and then Email Accounts.

    • Select Add a new email account.
    • Click Next.
    • Check POP3 and then click Next.


  1. For Microsoft Outlook 2007, click Tools and then Account Settings.

    • Under Email, click New.
    • Under Add a new Email Account, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP.
    • Under Add new Email Account, check Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
  2. Type your name under Your Name.
  3. Type your Yahoo! Mail address under Email Address. This is your full email address, e.g. [email protected]
  4. Type localhost under Incoming mail server (POP3). Type if localhost doesn’t work.
  5. Type localhost under Outgoing mail server (SMTP). Type if localhost doesn’t work.
  6. Under User Name, type your Yahoo! Mail address without the For example, if you have [email protected], type isaac2020.
  7. Enter your password under Password and then check Remember password.
  8. Click More Settings.
  9. Under Outgoing Server tab, check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  10. Click OK and then Next.
  11. Click Finish.
Answered By 0 points N/A #95039

How to add free Yahoo! Mail to Microsoft Outlook?


Hello John Moore,

I have read the about the issue you are having with your Email.

I will share with you the steps you will be required to follow in order to successfully manage to configure your yahoo mail with the outlook.

1. First the Microsoft Outlook application must be installed prior to doing this.
2. Load the Outlook program from the start Menu
3. Click the “Tools” option in the menu bar, and select “Account Settings”
4. Select the “Email” tab and the click “New ” button
5. Choose  the respective Email Service and “Microsoft Exchange,POP3,IMAP,HTTP”
6. Check the option to manually “configure the server settings” and click “Next”.
7. Select “Internet Mail” and again click “Next”
8. Input your full credentials: your full names, yahoo email address, Username and password in the corresponding fields
9. Under the Incoming mail server option type “”. under the outgoing mail server type “”
10. Finally click “next” and then “Finish” to complete the configuration.
11. I hope you will now enjoy reading your yahoo mails from outlook program.

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