Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email What Are the SMTP Settings for Yahoo Mail? You'll need this info to use Yahoo Mail in a separate application by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on February 26, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Jun 08, 2020 Jon Fisher Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email If you use Yahoo Mail, you may use the service's online portal to send, receive, organize, and manage email. You're not limited to using the webmail version. You can use a separate client, such as Outlook, to send email through Yahoo's servers. One advantage of setting up email this way is that you can manage your email accounts in a single application. To set up your email client to send mail through Yahoo Mail, you'll need the SMTP settings. moodboard / Getty Images What's SMTP? SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, which is a standard commonly used to send an email. The standards for receiving email are Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) and Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3). SMTP Server Settings for Yahoo Mail The SMTP server settings apply to outgoing mail, so they're the same whether POP or IMAP is used for incoming email. In most cases, enter the SMTP settings in the Settings section of the client interface when you add the Yahoo account to it. Here's the information you'll enter into the email program to send Yahoo Mail: Yahoo Mail SMTP server address smtp.mail.yahoo.com Yahoo Mail SMTP username Your full Yahoo email address (including @yahoo.com) Yahoo Mail SMTP password Your Yahoo Mail password Yahoo Mail SMTP port 465 or 587 Yahoo Mail SMTP TLS/SSL required yes These settings work with most desktop, mobile, and web email programs and services. After you set up Yahoo Mail in your preferred email client, your mail and Yahoo folders appear in both locations. Receive Email with Yahoo Mail To download mail from Yahoo Mail to your email program, enter the Yahoo Mail IMAP or POP3 server settings, whichever is appropriate for your account. Yahoo Mail Sending Limits Even when Yahoo Mail is set up within another email program, there are limits on the number of emails as well as the number of recipients you can send using the service. However, Yahoo Mail does not disclose the number of messages or recipients users can send at a time as a means of enforcing their anti-spam policies. If you reach the email service's predetermined limit, you will receive a notification. After waiting a specified amount of times (which should be explained within the sending limit notification message), you can begin sending emails again. Creating a mailing list for groups that you email frequently could help you avoid these issues. More from Lifewire A Guide to Access Outlook.com via POP in an Email Program Here Are the IMAP Settings You Need to Set up Gmail The Outlook.com SMTP Settings You Need to Send Email The Top Free POP and IMAP Email Services What Are the Zoho Mail SMTP Settings? Finding the AOL Mail IMAP Settings Windows Live Hotmail SMTP Settings The SMTP Settings You Need to Access Gmail in Another Email Client How to Access Yahoo Mail With Outlook How to Use AOL Mail Through an Email Client How to Access a Yandex.Mail Account in Email Programs Using IMAP How to Use Gmail on a Mac 11 Best Free Email Accounts How to Access Zoho Mail via POP in Any Email Program Everything You Need to Know About POP What Are the Outlook.com POP Server Settings?