What Are the Yahoo! Mail IMAP Settings?

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Question: What Are the Yahoo! Mail IMAP Settings?

Looking for the Yahoo! Mail IMAP server settings?

Answer: The Yahoo! Mail IMAP server settings for sending accessing new Yahoo! Mail messages as well as online folders from any email program are:

  • Yahoo! Mail IMAP server address: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Yahoo! Mail IMAP user name: Your complete Yahoo! Mail email address ("example@yahoo.com", e.g.)
  • Yahoo! Mail IMAP password: Your Yahoo! Mail password
  • Yahoo! Mail IMAP port: 993
  • Yahoo! Mail IMAP TLS/SSL required: yes

Note that these settings may not work in all desktop email programs. For a universal solution (or a simple alternative to IMAP), see the Yahoo! Mail Plus POP settings.

To send mail through Yahoo! Mail from any email program, see the

(Updated January 2012)