How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016

How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016

How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016

Microsoft Outlook is the most used Email client on the planet and Yahoo Mail is also one of the oldest Cloud-based email service provider known to the internet users. So, using both together is an obvious combination. Now, configuring the Yahoo email service in Outlook might not be as easy as it might sound. Yahoo! Help central already covers the steps required. However, in the real world, it might not work out for many. If you are looking to know how to configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016, look no further.

Steps to configure Outlook 2016 for Yahoo Mail:

1. In Outlook 2013, click File | Add Account.
How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016
2. Select Manual setup or additional server types.
How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016
3. Click Next.
4. Select POP.
 How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016
 
5. Click Next.
6. On the “Account
Settings” page, enter your account settings:
o   Your Name – The name
you want to show when you send an email.
o   Email address: – Your full Yahoo Mail address.
o   Account Type – POP3
o   Server information – Make sure your settings match the Yahoo
Mail POP settings
.
o   User Name – Your Yahoo ID.
o   Password – Your Yahoo Account password.
o   Leave the Require logon using Secure Password Authentication” option unchecked.
How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016
7. Click More Settings.
8. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
o   Select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication box.
o   Click Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016
9. Click the Advanced tab, then enter the following:
o   Incoming server
(POP3) port
 – 995
o   Select This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL).
o   Outgoing server (SMTP) port – 465, 587, or 25 (587 worked for me)
o   Set the encryption type to SSL or TLS
o   Set your desired server timeout and delivery options.
 
– We recommend leaving a copy of messages on the server.
How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016
10. Select “Use the following Encryption Type” as AUTO
How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2016
11. Click OK.
12. Restart Outlook.
13. Click Send/Receive All Folders.
 
And that’s it. You should be good to go! If you have any feedbacks or questions, please do not hesitate to drop in a comment below in the comment section.

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  • Rich Brown

    hi there, thanks for laying this out. i have closely followed the instructions and have attempted this six times and i still get this message: ‘Send test email message: Cannot find the email server. Verify the server information in your account properties.’ i had saved my original .ost file to add contacts, calendar, etc., but to no avail. Any thoughts?

    • Indrajit

      Did you go-to the advanced settings menu and set the “Outgoing Mail Server” port settings as given in the post above? See step 9. Let me know, Thanks!

      • Rich Brown

        Thanks. I figured out I did wrong… I transposed SMTP! All is well. Like your site!

  • Duncan_McFarlane

    Thanks very much for making this guide, but i can’t get this to work, and don’t understand one part. In Step 9 it says “Set the encryption type to SSL or TLS”. Where do you make this setting? It looks like the only place you can choose between the two is the same box that you say in Step 10 should be set to “auto”.

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    • Indrajit

      Sure, Would love to see it!

      • angela george

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