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The first step in sending and retrieving messages from an external email account is to add the account information to Yahoo! Mail.
If you plan to have Yahoo! Mail retrieve email from your other account, you’ll need to know the POP mail server for that account. This is the remote server where your account information and messages are stored. You’ll also need the mail server port number if the number is something other than 110. Unless the account is a Yahoo! account, Yahoo! Mail Customer Care won’t be able to provide you with this information. Contact your Internet service provider or network administrator if you need assistance.
Tip: You can’t use Yahoo! Mail to receive messages from a Web-based email account that hasn’t been set up for POP access.
To start adding an account:
Sign in to the Yahoo! Mail account into which you want to access the external account.
In the upper-right corner of the your Mail page, click the Options link, then select Mail Options from the menu.
The Mail Options page opens.
Click the Accounts link on the left.
The Accounts page appears, displaying information about your Yahoo! Mail account(s).
Click the Add Account button to begin adding one of your other mail accounts to Yahoo! Mail.
A page opens where you can enter information about the external account.
In the Sending Mail section of the page, enter a name for the new account (for example, Work or School).
Next enter a "From" name and the email address of the non-Yahoo! email account.
When someone replies to a message that you send from the non-Yahoo! account, the reply automatically goes back to the email address associated with the account. If you want, you can specify a different default reply-to address, such as your Yahoo! Mail address, for responses to be sent to.
Click the Change reply-to address link next to the Email address.
A Reply-to address box opens
Enter the reply-to address you want to use instead of the account’s email address.
If you plan to use Yahoo! Mail only to send messages from this account (not to retrieve messages as well), you’re done. Click the Save Changes button to finish adding the new account.
The Verify Email Address window opens. You must verify that you are the owner of the non-Yahoo! account before you can send email from it. See below for more on how to verify the account.
If you also want Yahoo! Mail to retrieve email messages from the external account, you need to provide the information in the Receiving Mail section.
Deliver incoming message to—the Yahoo! Mail folder where messages from this account should be delivered. Inbox is the default.
Indicator—the color Yahoo! Mail uses to mark messages that you receive from this account.
Username—the user ID you use to access your other mail account. Typically this is the part of your email address before the @ symbol.
Password—the password you use to access your other mail account.
Server—the remote mail server where your external account, including that account’s email messages, is stored.
Tip: If you skip this section and decide later to have Yahoo! Mail retrieve messages from this account, you can edit the account and add the necessary information.
To review or change the advanced settings for retrieving mail, click the Show advanced options link:
The advanced settings include:
Click the Save Changes button to finish adding the new account.
The Verify Email Address window opens. You must verify that you are the owner of the non-Yahoo! account before you can retrieve email from it. See below for more on how to verify the account.
The final step in setting up an external account for use in Yahoo! Mail is to verify that you are, in fact, the account’s owner.
In the Verify Email Address window, Step 1, click the blue Send Code link.
Yahoo! Mail sends a message containing the verification code to the email address shown in the window (that is, the address associated with the non-Yahoo! account).
To complete the verification process immediately:
Go to your non-Yahoo! email account and look for a message from Yahoo! Member Services.
Note the confirmation code in the message.
Enter the confirmation code in the box in Step 3 of the Verify Email Address window, then click the Done button.
Yahoo! Mail confirms that you’ve successfully verified the account.
Tip: You can also follow the instructions in the email message to complete the process.
If you prefer to complete the verification process at a later time:
Click the Verify Later button.
Yahoo! Mail confirms that your new account has been saved, but still needs to be verified.
The account appears in the list of accounts as "Verification pending" until you complete the verification process.
At a convenient time, check your external mail for a message from Yahoo! Member Services.
Follow the instructions in the email message to complete the verification process.
Yahoo! Mail can store settings for up to five different mail accounts.