Access Your Yahoo Mail Account with Your Email Program Using IMAP

Send and receive Yahoo email from your mobile device

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Receiving all your email in one place—whether desktop or mobile—is convenient. If you prefer to send and receive your Yahoo Mail emails using a different email client or app, you must first enter the IMAP settings for your Yahoo Mail account in that email client or app. Yahoo provides IMAP access to your Yahoo Mail account for mobile devices and email programs on desktops.

Access All Your Mail in One Location 

After you enter the Yahoo IMAP and SMTP settings in the Settings section of the email provider you prefer to use, you can use your regular email program—Gmail, Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, for example—or an app on your mobile device to receive and send messages with your Yahoo Mail address in addition to accessing the account on the web via a browser. The IMAP settings ensure that you can access mail in all your Yahoo folders in both email program and browser.

Access Your Yahoo Mail Account With Your Email Program Using IMAP

To access Yahoo Mail seamlessly in an email program, enter these settings:

  • Yahoo Mail IMAP server:
  • IMAP port: 993
  • IMAP TLS/SSL: yes
  • IMAP user name: Your full Yahoo Mail address
  • IMAP password: Your Yahoo Mail password
  • Yahoo Mail SMTP server:
  • SMTP port: 465 (you can try 587 as an alternative)
  • SMTP TLS/SSL: yes
  • SMTP username: Your complete Yahoo Mail address
  • SMTP password: Your Yahoo Mail password

Access Your Yahoo Mail Plus Account With Your Email Program Using POP

As an alternative to IMAP access, simple downloading for new messages is also available for Yahoo Mail using POP settings.