What Are the Yahoo SMTP Settings for Email?

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Question: What are the SMTP settings to set up Yahoo! Mail in an email program or service?

Answer: The Yahoo! Mail SMTP server settings for sending mail through Yahoo! Mail from any email program are:

  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP server address: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP user name: Your full Yahoo! Mail email address (including "@yahoo.com")
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP password: Your Yahoo! Mail password
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP port: 465
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes

Note that these settings may not work in all desktop email programs. For a universal solution, see the Yahoo! Mail Plus settings below.

To download mail from Yahoo! Mail to your email program, see the

Yahoo! Mail Plus SMTP Server Settings

The SMTP server settings for Yahoo! Mail Plus accounts (which no longer exist) were:

  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP server address: plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP user name: Your Yahoo! Mail user name
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP password: Your Yahoo! Mail password
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP port: 465
  • Yahoo! Mail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes

(Updated April 2015)

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