Getting Started with POP/SMTP

POP (Post Office Protocol) and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) are email protocols that allow you to manage an email account from another mail program. You can use POP to check Yahoo Business Email from a desktop email program like Outlook or Thunderbird, use POP to access Business Mail from a mobile device, or use your Yahoo Business Email to access another POP enabled email account.

After you configure your mail program, you can check your Yahoo Business Email from that program. You'll also be able to reply to messages as if you were working from your Business Email account.

Interested in using your Yahoo Business Email to check another email account? Learn how.

1. Basic POP/SMTP Settings

To set up POP to manage your Yahoo Business Email, enter the POP/SMTP settings in your mail program.

Business Email settings:

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Incoming mail (POP3) server:   pop.bizmail.yahoo.com
Use SSL, port: 995
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:   smtp.bizmail.yahoo.com
Use SSL, port: 465, and use authentication
Account name/user name:   Your Business Email address
(such as you@widgetdesigns.com)
Email address:   Your Business Email address
(such as you@widgetdesigns.com)
Password:   Your Business Email password

 

2. Finding Your Personalized POP/SMTP Settings

Small Business account Owners and Administrators can find personalized POP/SMTP settings in the Email Control Panel:

  1. Access the Email Control Panel.

  2. Click the "Additional Options" link on the Email Control Panel

     

    Email Control Panel - Additional Options Link
    Email Control Panel - Additional Options Link

  3. The settings are displayed in the "Your POP/SMTP Settings" section of the "Additional Options" page.

     

    Email Control Panel - POP and SMTP Settings
    Email Control Panel - POP and SMTP Settings

If a Business Mail email address was created for you, you can find the POP settings in the email you received explaining how to activate your address.

3. Setting Up Your Mail Program

Now you'll enter these personalized settings into your mail program. Each mail program works a bit differently, so you'll need to follow directions for your particular program:

If your program and version are not listed, consult your email program's help files for information about configuring POP and SMTP settings.

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