Add Yahoo Mail to your favorite POP mail client

Looking for an alternative to getting your email through your web browser? Yahoo Mail lets you send a copy of your email to a mail client, where you can sync all of your accounts under 1 app or read and draft messages offline. Just perform an easy 2-step configuration process to get started.

 Tip: If you want to forward your email instead, see our article about how to forward your Yahoo Mail.


Enable POP in Yahoo Mail

Before adding Yahoo Mail to a mail client, you'll need to enable POP in your Yahoo Mail settings.

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Mail.
    - If you can't sign in, use the steps provided in our article about fixing sign in problems.
  2. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Gear Icon | select Settings.
  3. Click Accounts.
  4. Click on your Yahoo account.
  5. Under "Access your Yahoo Mail elsewhere," select POP.
  6. Pick how you want to handle spam emails:
    • Don't download spam email - No spam is sent to the mail client.
    • Download spam with no special indicators - Spam is sent to the mail client as-is.
    • Download spam, but prefix the word "Spam" - Spam is sent to the mail client and says "Spam" in the subject.
  7. Click Save.

Add Yahoo Mail to your mail client

Once your account is POP-enabled, you can manually add Yahoo Mail to your mail client with our POP server settings or you can use one of our guides below.

  Have a Business Mail account? See our "Business Mail POP and SMTP settings" help article for more info. 

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