How to Access Yahoo Mail in Outlook.com

Use Outlook.com to manage and send Yahoo Mail messages

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Keep all your email accounts in one place. Add your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook.com and download your messages and folders into Outlook. You can also use Outlook.com to send messages through your Yahoo Mail account. Yahoo Mail messages can be set to arrive in a dedicated Yahoo Mail folder or to the Outlook Inbox. Before you add your Yahoo Mail account, set it up so that Outlook.com can access it. How you do this depends on whether or not you use two-step verification.

Instructions in this article apply to the Outlook.com website email client.

Yahoo Mail Accounts With Two-Step Verification

If your Yahoo Mail account uses the two-step verification security feature, generate a Yahoo Mail app password and use it rather than your account password when you set up access in Outlook.com.

Accounts Without Two-Step Verification

If your Yahoo Mail account does not use two-step verification, set your account to allow Outlook access it. Go to your Yahoo Account Security page and, at the bottom of the screen, select Allow apps that use less secure sign in.

If you want your Yahoo Mail account to be more secure, you should add two-step verification and use the app password instead.

Add a Yahoo Mail Account to Outlook.com

Follow these steps to set up Outlook.com to access your Yahoo Mail inbox.

  1. Sign into your Outlook.com email account.

  2. Select Settings.

    Outlook.com Settings menu
  3. Select View all Outlook settings.

    View all Outlook settings on Outlook.com
  4. Select Mail > Sync email.

    Mail and Sync email settings on Outlook.com
  5. Under Connected accounts, select Other email accounts.

    Other email accounts setting on Outlook.com
  6. In the Display name text box, enter the name you want to show on the email message others receive from you.

  7. Enter your Yahoo Mail email address and password.

    If your Yahoo Mail account uses two-step verification, enter the app password you generated.

    Yahoo Mail account login details added to Outlook.com
  8. Choose to either create a new folder for your Yahoo mail or to import your Yahoo mail into your existing Outlook folders.

  9. Select OK.

The message import process may take a while if you have a lot of Yahoo Mail messages. Because this is done server to server, you can close your browser and turn off your computer. When the import is finished, your Yahoo Mail messages appear on Outlook.com.

If the connection is not successful, select either IMAP/SMTP connections settings or POP/SMTP connection settings in the error screen and enter the information manually for your Yahoo Mail account.

Manage Your Connected Accounts

If you want to make changes to your Yahoo Mail account, go to Settings > View all Outlook settings > Mail > Sync mail. Your Yahoo account, along with the other email accounts that are set up in Outlook.com, is listed in the Manage your connected accounts section. You'll find the time of the last update next to the account name. There are also options to edit, delete, and refresh the account.

Send a Yahoo Mail Email From Outlook.com

To send an email from your Yahoo Mail address, select New message to display the message pane. Select From in the address field and choose your Yahoo Mail address from the dropdown menu. If you plan to use it frequently, set up your Yahoo Mail address as your default for sending messages.

Forward New Emails From Yahoo Mail to Outlook.com

If you don't want to import your existing Yahoo Mail message and folders to Outlook.com, go to your Yahoo account and set up your Yahoo Mail account so that messages are forwarded automatically to your Outlook.com account.

When you forward Yahoo Mail messages to your Outlook.com account, you cannot send messages from your Yahoo Mail account using Outlook.com.

  1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.

  2. Select Settings.

    Yahoo Mail inbox screen
  3. Select More Settings.

    More Settings option in Yahoo Mail
  4. Select Mailboxes.

    Mailboxes menu item selected in Yahoo Mail
  5. Under Mailbox list, select your Yahoo Mail account.

    Mailboxes settings with your Yahoo Mail account selected
  6. Under Forwarding, enter your Outlook.com email address.

    Yahoo Mail More Settings with your Outlook.com address entered
  7. Select Verify. An email is sent to your Outlook.com email account.

    Yahoo Mail forwarding after Verify has been selected
  8. In your Outlook.com account, find the verification email from Yahoo. Click the link and follow the security steps to verify your Outlook.com email address.

    Verification email sent by Yahoo
  9. Your Yahoo Mail account will now forward all new messages received to your Outlook.com account.