Fix IMAP problems

Problems viewing and sending Yahoo Mail from a mobile device or email program are often caused by not using the correct IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) settings. Our resources and suggestions below can help.

Check your IMAP settings

If you need specific instructions for your mail client or app, reach out to its manufacturer.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server -
  • Port - 993
  • Requires SSL - Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server -
  • Port - 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL - Yes
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Your login info

  • Email address - Your full email address (
  • Password - Your account's password
  • Requires authentication - Yes

 Have a Business Mail account?  See our Business Mail IMAP settings help article for more info. 

Fix an IMAP connection

Because directions for setting up IMAP with Yahoo Mail on a mobile device differs by program , we recommend going to the support website of your device or program for instructions.

If you're using an iOS or Android device you can try to set up your account using the setup wizard.

Add Yahoo Mail to iOS Mail

Add Yahoo Mail to Android Mail

Still need help? Find support by contacting the manufacturer or distributor of your mobile device or email program.

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