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What Are the Yahoo Mail POP Settings?

There are two methods to access email from Yahoo Mail account – IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol). While IMAP is known for copying emails from the server to the computer, POP is known for simply downloading the Inbox. While it is recommended to configure your Yahoo Mail account using IMAP, mainly because it allows accessibility of emails from multiple different locations, configuring your Yahoo Mail with POP settings also have many advantages such as:

  • Emails get stored locally which means that they can be accessed anytime, even without an internet
  • You need to have internet connection only for sending and receiving email.
  • Lets you save storage space
  • Comes with an option to leave a copy of the email on the server.
  • Consolidate multiple email account and servers into a single inbox.

If you wish to configure your Yahoo Mail account on a third-party email client using POP, you will need to have pop settings for Yahoo Mail. Here are the Yahoo Mail pop settings you will need to configure your account on an email client.

POP Settings for Yahoo Mail

Incoming Mail (POP) Server

  • Server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 995
  • Requires SSL: Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Your login info

  • Email address: Your complete email address
  • Password: Your Yahoo Mail account’s password.
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Steps to Configure Yahoo Mail Account on an Email Client Using POP Settings

NOTE: Here, we have used Microsoft Outlook 2016 as an email client to guide to the configuration process of Yahoo Mail using POP settings.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2016 program on your computer and click on the File option located on the top-left corner of the Outlook window. A drop-down menu will appear on your screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu that appears on your screen, click on the Add Account option. This will open a new window on your screen. There, you will need to select the option that reads – Manual setup or additional server types and then click on the Next
  3. Next, you will need to select POP or IMAP option and then click on the Next You will be directed to the POP and IMAP Account Settings window.
  4. On the POP and IMAP account settings window, you will need to add the required information as suggested below:

User Information

  • Your Name: You will need to enter your Name here
  • Email Address: You will need to enter your Yahoo Mail Email Address.

 Server Information

  • Account Type: Select IMAP
  • Incoming mail server: Enter mail.yahoo.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Enter smtp.mail.yahoo.com

 Logon Information

  • User Name: Enter your user name
  • Password: Enter your password
  1. After that, you will need to click on the More Setting button located on the lower-right corner of the same window. Under the More Settings window, you will need to choose the Outgoing server tab and select the checkbox next to these options:
  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  • Use same settings as my incoming mail server
  1. Next, you will need to go to the Advanced tab in the same window and verify the following information as shown below:
  • Incoming server (IMAP): Enter 993 or 143
  • Incoming server encrypted connection: Select SSL
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): Enter 587 or 465
  • Outgoing server encrypted connection: Select TLS or Auto
  1. Then, you will need to click on the OK button and then on the Next button. You will be directed to a Test Account Settings If the information provided by you would have been entered correctly, the testing of the settings will get completed successfully.

NOTE: In case the test process doesn’t get completed successfully, you will have to check the configuration settings again and see if you have entered any information incorrectly.

  1. Once the test process gets completed successfully, you will need to click on the Finish After that, you can start accessing your Yahoo Mail account through the Outlook 2016 program. In the Outlook program, you will be able to see your Yahoo Mail account appearing on the left-hand side section. You will need to simply click on it to access your Yahoo Mail account whenever required.

And, this is how you can easily configure your Yahoo Mail account on a third-party email client using POP settings.

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