Yes, you can get messages from most external email accounts. You can also use Yahoo! Mail to send email from other account addresses, so an email will appear to be from your other account. It's a convenient way to do all your emailing from one place.
To complete the process, you'll need to determine the mail server name for each account you wish to add. We recommend speaking to either the Internet Service Provider (ISP) you use to connect to the Internet, or the Network Administrator who controls the system at your work or school. Verify with them that it's a POP (Post Office Protocol) server.
Delivery options include:
- - Choosing the Yahoo! Mail folder you want new messages to go into
- - Deciding whether or not emails in the other accounts should stay in the Inbox after you read them in Yahoo! Mail
- - Choosing to get either all your messages from the other account, or only the new ones
- - Applying your Yahoo! filters to that other mail, if you want
Please note: You won't be able to access another Yahoo! Mail account that has already been set up for POP access.
To add an account using the setup wizard:
- Click Options in the upper-right corner of your Mail page and select More Options.
- From the list on the left, click Accounts, then in the left column, click Add Account.
- Fill out the details listed on the New Account page:
- Account Name: Any name you'd like to give for this account (for example, Work, School, etc...).
- Your 'From' Name: The name you'd like your recipients to see if you send messages from this account.
- Email address: The email address on the external email server.
- Reply-to address: The reply-to address for messages sent from this account. To enable this field, click the "Change reply-to address" next to the Email address field.
- Deliver incoming messages to: You can choose which folder to route messages addressed to this account.
- Indicator: Allows you to mark messages received from this account using the selected color.
- Username and Password: Please note that the user name is different than your email address. Typically it is the text in your email address before the "@" symbol. Your password is whatever you use to access your external email account and not necessarily your Yahoo! password.
- Server: Enter your (POP) "Mail Server" name. This information should be obtained from your external email provider. Only POP mail servers are supported at this time.
- Use Filters: If you use filters, place a check in the "Use Filters" checkbox to run all messages retrieved from your External Mail account through your Yahoo! Mail filters. Any messages that are not filtered will be placed in the folder you choose next to "Deliver incoming messages to:".
- Override default POP port: If your email provider uses a different Port setting on their POP server, you will need to edit this field. Note: If you are using an account that requires a secure connection (SSL), please use port 995.
- Retrieve new messages only: Disabling this option may download all messages in the external email account each time you check the account from Yahoo! Mail.
- Leave mail on POP server: Specify whether messages retrieved to your Yahoo! account will also remain in your external mail account or whether they will be deleted from your external mail server.
- Click the "Save Changes" button at the top. Your account is now added.
NOTE:The Yahoo! Mail Support Team does not know and can't provide you with the server name, port number, user name, or password for your external mail account. For assistance tracking down this information, contact your ISP or Network Administrator.
Currently, you can't configure Yahoo! Mail to retrieve messages from a Web-based email account such as a RocketMail or another Yahoo! Mail account that has not been set up for POP access. You can, however, retrieve messages from Yahoo! Mail or RocketMail accounts that are subscribed to Yahoo! Mail Plus.