How to Set up a Yahoo! Mail Account in IPhone Mail

Send and Receive Yahoo! Email With IPhone's Mail App

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You can access a Yahoo! Mail account in iPhone's browser, Safari, of course. That's not quite the same as accessing the Yahoo! Mail account in iPhone's dedicated email application. Fortunately, the two work happily together, and setting up Yahoo! Mail in iPhone Mail is easy.

How to Add Access to a Yahoo! Mail Account in IPhone Mail

To set up a Yahoo! Mail account for sending and receiving emails in iPhone Mail:

  • Tap Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
  • Go to Mail
  • Tap Accounts
  • Tap Add Account
  • Choose Yahoo!.
  • Tap your name under Name.
  • Type your full Yahoo! Mail address under Address.
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password.
  • Tap Next.
  • You will see choices for accessing your Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes for this Yahoo account. Slide the indicator to green for ON for each that you want to access via this iPhone.
  • Make sure Mail is ON to receive email in iPhone Mail.
  • Tap Save on the upper bar.
  • Now the account should appear in the Accounts list.

You can change your options for this account from the Accounts menu. Tap the arrow at the far right and you can toggle whether or not to access Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, or Notes. This is also the screen where you can select to delete the account from your iPhone Mail.

Next to the Account at the top, tap the arrow on the far right to see the name and email associated with the account, change the description of the account, and set outgoing SMTP server settings.

You can also access the Advanced settings here, setting mailbox behaviors, where to move discarded messages, how often to remove deleted messages, and S/MIME toggle switch.

If you have any problem with sending outgoing mail, check the SMTP server settings. While these should pass seamlessly from Yahoo to iPhone mail, that could be the source of the problem.

Stopping Your Yahoo! Mail on IPhone Mail

If you don't want to see more incoming messages from Yahoo Mail in your iPhone mail, you have a couple of options. You can go to Settings, Mail, Accounts, and choose your Yahoo account and toggle Mail to off (from green to gray). This will hide your Yahoo! account on iPhone email. You won't see your account on your list of mailboxes in iPhone Mail.

However, at any time you can return to Settings, Mail, Accounts, and choose your Yahoo! account to toggle mail back on (tap to set to green). This will restore it to iPhone Mail.

Deleting a Yahoo! Account From IPhone Mail

If you want to delete Yahoo! from your iPhone Mail completely, access Settings, Mail, Accounts, and choose your Yahoo! mail account. At the bottom of the screen, see Delete Account. If you tap it, you will get a notice that deleting your account will remove the calendars, reminders, and contacts from your iPhone that were imported from that account. At this point, you can choose to delete it from your iPhone or to cancel the action.

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