What Are the Yahoo Mail POP Settings?

Here are the settings you need to download your Yahoo email messages

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If you want to set up an email client (such as Outlook) to send and receive Yahoo Mail, you can easily do so. By using a separate email client, you can manage your Yahoo email account in the same place as your other email accounts. To make it work, you'll need the Yahoo Mail POP server settings that tell email clients where and how to download incoming Yahoo emails.

In addition to the POP settings, which are necessary to receive emails, you'll need the Yahoo Mail SMTP server settings so the email program can send email through your account.

Yahoo Mail POP Server Settings

Follow the instructions for the email client where you want to set up Yahoo Mail. When you arrive at the screen that requests the POP settings, use these settings:

  • Yahoo Mail POP server address: pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Yahoo Mail POP username: Your Yahoo Mail username (for example, if your email address is person@yahoo.com, "person" is the username)

Some email clients require the full address. If the username doesn't work, include the @yahoo.com portion of the email address.

  • Yahoo Mail POP password: Your Yahoo Mail password
  • Yahoo Mail POP port: 995
  • Yahoo Mail POP TLS/SSL required: yes

Yahoo Mail Troubleshooting

If your Yahoo Mail doesn't work in the email client, try the following troubleshooting tips.

Incorrect password. A common reason for not being able to access Yahoo Mail is an incorrect password. Retype the password to make sure you used the correct password. If you forgot your password, recover it.

Incompatible client. If the password is correct, the email client may prevent Yahoo Mail emails from downloading. If the client isn't compatible with newer email protocols, or if there's another program-specific reason it doesn't reach the Yahoo email servers, access your email through the Yahoo Mail website to make sure it's working there. If it is, try a different email client.​

There are several free email clients for Windows and for macOS.

Antivirus and firewall applications. If you can't send or receive Yahoo Mail messages through the email client, an antivirus program or firewall application might be to blame. Temporarily disable the program that you suspect is the problem, then open the port if you find that it's blocked. Use 995 for POP. Use 465 and 587 for SMTP.