How to Access Yahoo Mail With Outlook

Connect your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook to manage your emails

Centralize all your email accounts into Microsoft Outlook and make it easier to find your messages in one place. If you have a Yahoo Mail account, here's how to add Yahoo email to Outlook.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2010.

A person toggling Yahoo Mail on Outlook
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Before You Start, Prepare Your Yahoo Account

Before Outlook can access your Yahoo account, set up your Yahoo account so that it allows Outlook to connect. This initial step depends on whether you have two-step verification enabled on your Yahoo account or not.

Two-Step Verification Enabled? Generate an App Password

If your Yahoo account is secured with two-step verification, generate a Yahoo Mail app password. It's a simple process, and you'll use this app password in place of your Yahoo Mail sign-in password when you configure Outlook.

No Two-Step Verification?

If you don't use two-step verification to secure your Yahoo Mail account (and you don't want to enable it), set your account to allow email clients to access it using your Yahoo account sign-in password.

  1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the web page, select your profile name and then choose Account Info.

    Account Info in Yahoo Mail
  3. Select Account Security.

    The Account Security heading in Yahoo
  4. Select Generate app password.

    Generate App Password in Yahoo Account Security
  5. Select the version of Outlook you want to use from the menu. You can use Outlook iOS, Outlook Android, or Outlook Desktop.

    Select your app preferences in Yahoo Mail
  6. Select Generate.

    the Generate button
  7. A window appears with the password key and instructions for using it.

    Instructions for an app password in Yahoo Mail

Consider enabling two-step verification on your Yahoo account. It provides an extra layer of security to protect your account from unauthorized access.

Set up Yahoo Mail in Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, and Outlook 2016

Adding your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, and Outlook 2016 takes just a few steps.

  1. Go to the File tab.

    File menu in Outlook
  2. Select Info, then select Add Account.

    Add Account in Outlook
  3. Enter your Yahoo Mail address, and then select Connect.

    Connect button in Outlook
  4. Enter your app password.

    If your Yahoo account uses two-step verification, enter the app password you generated, not your Yahoo account sign-in password.

    Connect button in IMAP Account Settings
  5. Select Connect. Your Yahoo Mail account is added to Outlook.

Set up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

The process for adding Yahoo Mail accounts to Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 are similar. The screenshots below illustrate the process in Outlook 2013. Screens in Outlook 2010 vary slightly, but the menus, options, and process are the same.

  1. Select File.

    A screenshot of Outlook with the File heading highlighted
  2. Select Info, then choose Add Account.

    A screenshot of Outlook's File menu with the Add Account button highlighted
  3. Choose Manual setup or additional server types, then select Next.

    In Outlook 2010, choose Manually configure server settings or additional server types.

    The "Manual setup" option
  4. Choose Pop or IMAP, then select Next.

    In Outlook 2010, choose Internet E-mail.

    The POP or IMAP option
  5. In the Server Information section, select the Account Type drop-down arrow and choose IMAP.

    The IMAP option
  6. In the User Information section, enter your name and your Yahoo email address.

    Account information
  7. In the Server Information section, in the Incoming mail server text box, enter imap.mail.yahoo.com. In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) text box, enter smtp.mail.yahoo.com.

    Server information
  8. In the Login Information section, the User Name text box displays the user name from your Yahoo Mail address. Correct this information if necessary. Then, go to the Password text box and enter the app password you generated if your account uses two-step verification.

    The Logon Information section
  9. Select More Settings.

    The More Settings button
  10. Go to the Outgoing Server tab, select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box, then choose Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

    The "Use Same settings" button
  11. Go to the Advanced tab.

  12. For both Incoming server (IMAP) and Outgoing server (SMTP), select the Use the following type of encrypted connection drop-down arrow and choose SSL.

  13. In the Incoming server (IMAP) text box, enter 993.

  14. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) text box, enter 465.

    Incoming server settings
  15. Select OK to return to the Pop and IMAP Account Settings window.

  16. Select Next. This tests the account settings you entered. If everything is correct, both are completed successfully.

  17. Select Close.

  18. Your Yahoo Mail account is added to Outlook.