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Access Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2007

Not always online? Just access your Yahoo Mail offline using a POP mail client like Microsoft Outlook 2007. It's convenient and we have the steps to get you started.

 Make sure you've set up POP access in Yahoo Mail before continuing. Learn how to enable POP access.

Setting up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2007

  1. Select Tools | Account Settings.
  2. Click the E-mail tab.
  3. Click New.
    - It's just below the tab label.
  4. Click Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Internet E-mail.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Fill in the following information or take the action:
    Label Information or action
    Your Name Your name or an alias name  
    E-mail Address Your Yahoo! address — for example, jo.bloggs@yahoo.com  
    Incoming mail server pop.mail.yahoo.com  
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) smtp.mail.yahoo.com  
    User Name The first portion of your email address, for example, jo.bloggs@yahoo.com  
    Password Your email account password.  
    Remember password   Select to avoid being asked for a password.
    Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)   Make sure this is clear of a checkmark.
  11. Click More Settings.
  12. Click Outgoing Server.
  13. Click My Outgoing Server requires SMTP Authentication.
  14. Click Advanced.
  15. Fill in the following information or take the action:
    Label Information or action
    Outgoing server (SMTP) 465*  
    Use the following type of encrypted connection SSL  
    Incoming Server (POP3) 995  
    This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)   Select
    Leave a copy of messages on the server   Select **
    * Another setting enables SSL/TLS and uses 587 as the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) port number.
    Either way, you must enable either the SSL or TLS mode for the Outgoing SMTP server.
    ** This makes your emails accessible in Outlook and Yahoo Mail.
  16. Click OK.
  17. Click Next.
  18. Click Finish.

You'll now be able to receive your Yahoo Mail emails in your Outlook 2007 account.

If you have problems sending or receiving Yahoo Mail with Outlook 2007, check out our suggestions for fixing Yahoo Mail problems with POP mail clients.

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Last updated: April 29, 2014