Tuesday, January 30, 2007

How do I configure my free Yahoo Mail account to Outlook

Taken somewhere from net.

This article explains how to configure your free Yahoo email account to Outlook

Yahoo! had revoked the facility of viewing free Yahoo! Mail account emails through email clients (Outlook/Outlook Express/Mozilla etc) in April 2002. It is now offering the facility only to subscribers of its premium account i.e., Yahoo! Mail Plus.

So,if you have a Yahoo! premium account i.e., Yahoo! Mail Plus subscription, then click here for setup instructions.

There is a solution that you still can use Outlook Express to view and reply your emails through Yahoo! Mail.

It is very simple!

First, you need to download and install a software called YPOPs!. This free software provides easy to use and secure access to your Yahoo! Mail account in any email client.

  • To Download and Install YPOPs!, click here. (Make sure this software is running before you start Outlook. Note:It should be started before you start Outlook all the time)

Open Outlook


Click on Tools > E-mail Accounts.


  1. In the Email Accounts window, select the button Add a new e-mail account.
  2. Click Next.



  3. Select POP3 and click Next.
    1. User Information:
      • Type your name (This name would show up to others when they receive your email)
      • E-mail address should be your yahoo email address. Type your existing Yahoo ID including "@yahoo.com"
    2. Logon Information:
      • Type just the the yahoo ID (for ex:- if your yahoo ID is "example@yahoo.com", you need to type "example" as your user ID)
      • Password is your Yahoo! Mail password. (Ensure you are entering the correct password)
    3. Server Information:
      • Type "localhost" for both Incoming (POP3) and Outgoing mail (SMTP) servers.
  4. Click More Settings.


  5. Click on Outgoing Server tab, check My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

    Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.


  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
You should now be able to access your free Yahoo! Mail account.
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