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Access Yahoo Mail using Outlook Express

Not always online? Just access your Yahoo Mail offline using a POP mail client like Microsoft Outlook Express. 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 Express

  1. Click Tools | Accounts.
  2. Click the Mail tab.
  3. Click Add, then select Mail.
  4. Enter the following info, when prompted:
    • Display name - your name
    • Email address - your full Yahoo email address
    • Server type - POP3
    • Incoming mail (POP3) server -
    • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server -
    • Account name - your full Yahoo email address
    • Password - your Yahoo Mail password
    • Deselect Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)
    • Click Finish.
  5. Select your new account, then click Properties.
  6. Click the Servers tab.
    • Select My server requires authentication.
    • Click Apply.
  7. Click the Advanced tab. 
    • Enter 465 in "Outgoing mail (SMTP)"
    • Select This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    • Enter 995 in "Incoming mail (POP3)"
    • Select This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
    • Select Leave a copy of messages on server
    • Click OK.
  8. Click Close.
  9. Restart Outlook Express.
  10. Select Send/Receive to start getting mail from Yahoo Mail.

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

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

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Last updated: April 25, 2014