Yahoo IMAP Smtp Server Settings

  • Perform these following instruction Yahoo IMAP SMTP server settings.
  • 1. You can access your Yahoo Mail account from a web browser or an email client.
  • 2. If you use the web browser, email address and password are more than enough to access your Yahoo Mail account.
  • 3. But, if you wish to access the Yahoo Mail account on any email client or programs like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, you have to configure Yahoo Mail using the server settings.
  • 4. The incoming and outgoing mail servers are IMAP and SMTP, respectively.
  • 5. Both of these mail servers play a vital role in transferring emails using the Yahoo Mail account.
  • 6. Once you configure the Yahoo Mail account on the email client, you can directly send an email from this email client using the Yahoo Mail account’s email address.
  • 7. The incoming and outgoing mail server settings of the Yahoo Mail account are mentioned here for your reference.
  • Yahoo IMAP SMTP Server Settings
  • Ingoing Mail Server Settings:
    • 1. IMAP server -
    • 2. IMAP port - 993
    • 3. Authentication - Yes (TLS/SSL)
  • Outgoing Mail Server Settings:
    • 1. SMTP server -
    • 2. SMTP port - 465 for SSL-enabled or 587 for TLS-enabled
    • 3. Authentication - either the SSL or TLS protocol
  • Basic Information:
    • 1. User name - Yahoo Mail account’s email address
    • 2. Password - Yahoo Mail account’s password

The step-by-step instructions to configure the Yahoo IMAP SMTP server on the Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird email clients are mentioned below.

Setting up the Yahoo Mail account on the Microsoft Outlook 2016 application:

  • Step : 1 Once you launch the main interface of the Microsoft Outlook 2016 application on your computer, select the options that are listed here and click Next.
    • 1. File
    • 2. Info
    • 3. Add Account
    • 4. Manual setup or additional server types
    • 5. POP or IMAP
  • Step : 2 Fill the below-mentioned fields with valid information.
    • 1. Your Name
    • 2. Email Address
    • 3. Account Type - The IMAP protocol should be selected from this drop-down menu
    • 4. Incoming Mail Server
    • 5. Outgoing Mail Server
    • 6. User Name
    • 7. Password
  • Step : 3 If required, select the checkbox next to the ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication’ option.
  • Step : 4 Click More Settings Outgoing Server and then select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  • Step : 5 Click the Advanced tab, set an encryption type, and fill both the Incoming Server and Outgoing Server fields.
  • Step : 6 To finish the Yahoo Mail account configuration on the Microsoft Outlook 2016 email client, click OK Next Close.
  • Step : 7 The Completed message will display on the screen if the email configuration is successful.
  • Step : 8 Follow the above steps that we can setup Yahoo IMAP SMTP Server.

Setting up the Yahoo Mail account on the Mozilla Thunderbird:

  • Step : 1 First, open the Mozilla Thunderbird application’s main interface. Navigate to the Accounts section and click the Email link.
  • Step : 2 After filling the Name, Email Address, and Password fields, click the Continue button in the Set up Existing Email Account dialog box.
  • Step : 3 Select or deselect the checkbox beside the Remember Password option.
  • Step : 4 Select the IMAP (remote folders) option to set the incoming mail server.
  • Step : 5 Once you click the Manual Config button, provide the correct information in all the necessary fields and click Done.
  • Step : 6 This will add the Yahoo Mail account to the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.
  • Step : 7 Now, you can access the Yahoo IMAP SMTP Server Settings on the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.
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