Accessing Yahoo!7 Mail using Outlook 2002/2003
To read your Yahoo!7 Mail using Microsoft Outlook 2002 or 2003:
- Click Tools | E-mail Accounts.
- Select Add a new e-mail account and click Next.
- Select POP3, then click Next.
- Enter the following information:
- User Information
- Your Name: Type your name as you’d like it to appear when you send an email message.
- E-mail Address: Type your Yahoo!7 Mail Plus email address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Server Information
- Incoming mail server (POP3): Type pop.mail.yahoo.com
- Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Type smtp.mail.yahoo.com
- Login Information
- User Name: Type your Yahoo!7 ID (your email address without the "@yahoo.com").
- Password: Type your Yahoo!7 password.
- Check the Remember password checkbox if you don't want Outlook to prompt you for your password each time you check your mail.
- Do not check the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) checkbox.
- User Information
- Click the More Settings button. The Internet E-mail Settings dialog box appears.
- Select the Outgoing Server tab:
- Check the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
- Make sure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.
- Select the Advanced tab:
- Under "Incoming server (POP3)," check the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox. The number in the "Incoming server (POP3)" field usually changes automatically from 110 to 995. If it doesn’t, type 995.
- In the Outgoing server (SMTP) field, type 465. Under it, check the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox.
- Alternatively, you can type 587 and enable TLS.
- It is necessary to enable SSL or TLS for Outgoing SMTP server.
- If you want to save your Yahoo!7 Mail messages on both the Yahoo!7 Mail server and on your computer, check the Leave a copy of messages on the server checkbox. If you want your messages to be deleted from the Yahoo!7 server once Outlook has downloaded them onto your computer, leave the box unchecked.
Note: After your messages are deleted from the server, we cannot retrieve them.
- Click OK to close the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
- Click Next and then Finish.
- Close and restart your Microsoft Outlook.
- Click Send/Receive.
If you are experiencing a problem after completing the above steps, see this help article about troubleshooting Outlook 2002 and 2003.