How to Access Yahoo! Mail in

Connect Your Yahoo Mail Account to to Simplify Your Email Life

You can access your Yahoo! Mail account with This functionality was added in 2014, to the delight of many users who have accounts with both webmail services. If you connect your Yahoo! Mail account to, new messages will arrive in your default Inbox or even a dedicated folder automatically. As part of the setup, you can import the messages saved in your Yahoo! Mail account, which could be a way to ensure they are backed up.

Ensure Your Yahoo! Mail Account Has POP Access Enabled

Before you start, sign into your Yahoo! Mail account and ensure you have enabled POP access.

  • Click on the Help gear icon at the top left corner of the Yahoo! Mail page.
  • Select Settings
  • Select Accounts from the menu on the far left side.
  • Click on your Yahoo account that you wish to access from
  • Scroll down to the Access your Yahoo Mail elsewhere area and select the box next to POP: You can check your Yahoo Mail in an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird.
  • Note that this is also where you can choose to have your Yahoo email forwarded to a specific address. That may be the option you prefer to use to send it to your address.

Access Yahoo! Mail in

Once you are sure you have POP access enabled, here is how to connect your Yahoo! Mail account to

  • Sign into
  • Click the Mail settings gear icon () in
  • Select Connected accounts (This is also available under Options in the left-side menu)
  • Under Add a connected account, select Other email accounts
  • A Connect your email account window will open. Enter your Yahoo! email address and your Yahoo password.
  • Choose where the imported email will be stored. The default choice is to create a new folder and subfolders for your Yahoo! email. But you could also choose to import it into your existing folders.
  • Select OK.
  • If the connection is successful, you will see a message that your account is now connected and is importing your email. The importing process can take more or less time depending on how much Yahoo! mail you have to import. Because this is done server to server, you are free to close your browser, turn off your computer, and do other things. Eventually, your Yahoo mail messages will appear in folders on Select OK.
  • Now you will see your address under the Manage your connected accounts section. You can see the status and the time of the last update. You can edit your account information here.
  • Now you can return to your mail folders.
  • To compose an email using your address, start a new email message and choose your address in the From: address field using the drop down menu. If you want to use it more frequently, consider setting up your Yahoo! Mail address as your default for sending automatically.

As an alternative to POP access, you can also have Yahoo! Mail forward new messages to your address.

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