Learn the Proper Yahoo SMTP Settings for Email

Settings to Send Yahoo Mail From Another Email Client

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Receiving all your email at a single location is a smart move. You don't have to remember to check in with your other email clients, so you are less likely to miss an important message. You have the convenience of receiving and replying to emails from several email providers all in one application. 

If you prefer to send and receive your Yahoo Mail using another email client, whether desktop or mobile, you must enter either the POP or IMAP settings for your Yahoo Mail account to receive Yahoo mail and the SMTP server settings to send Yahoo Mail from any email program.

Yahoo SMTP Server Settings

The SMTP server settings are the same for both POP and IMAP accounts. In most cases, you enter them in the Settings section of the email provider when you set up the Yahoo account. Enter the following information in the email program you plan to use to send Yahoo Mail: 

  • Yahoo Mail SMTP server address: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Yahoo Mail SMTP username: Your full Yahoo Mail email address (including "@yahoo.com")
  • Yahoo Mail SMTP password: Your Yahoo Mail password
  • Yahoo Mail SMTP port: 465 (587 is an alternative)
  • Yahoo Mail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes

These settings work with most desktop and mobile email programs. After you set up Yahoo Mail the new email client, the mail and your Yahoo folders appear in both locations.

To download mail from Yahoo Mail to your email program, enter either the IMAP or POP settings, whichever is appropriate for your account.