POP access settings and instructions for Yahoo Mail

POP (Post Office Protocol) is 1 way to get Yahoo Mail in a desktop or mobile app. POP downloads copies of your email, so you can move and delete them in the app without affecting the original emails.

POP settings for Yahoo Mail

Incoming Mail (POP) Server

  • Server - pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 995
  • Requires SSL - Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL - Yes
  • Requires TLS - Yes (if available)
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Your login info

  • Email address - Your full email address (name@domain.com.)
  • Password - Your account's password.
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Setup instructions and POP info

Instructions for common desktop apps

Here are links to common setup instructions. If any issues arise, you'll need to contact the app manufacturer for additional help.

How POP and IMAP differ

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a newer protocol that allows you to remotely access and manage your email. What you do in the app affects email on the email server.

  • 2-way sync - Emails stay on the server and are accessed remotely.
  • Full access - Access every email from every folder using the app.
  • Record of sent email - Email you send using the app is saved on the server.
  • Manage mailbox once - Emails deleted or moved in the app are deleted or moved on the server.

POP (Post Office Protocol) is an older protocol that copies emails from the email server to the app. Actions performed in the app don't affect email on the email server.

  • 1-way sync - Only downloads email from the server.
  • Limited access - Only download emails from the Inbox and Spam folders.
  • No record of sent email - Emails sent from the app are not saved on the server.
  • Manage Inboxes independently - Deleting or moving email in the app isn't reflected on the server.
  • Keep email on server options - Different settings allow you to leave a copy of your email on the server, or delete it when it's downloaded.

Discontinue POP access

To discontinue POP access, remove your Yahoo Mail account's POP settings from the app you're using. You don't need to make any changes in your Yahoo Mail account.

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