How to add yahoo mail to outlook

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2024 by

Are you tired of constantly switching between your Yahoo Mail and Outlook accounts? Do you wish there was an easier way to manage all your emails in one place? Look no further, as we have the solution for you. In this article, we will guide you through the steps on how to add your Yahoo Mail to Outlook, making it easier for you to access and manage all your emails in one place.

Yahoo Mail Settings

Before we dive into the steps, there are a few settings you need to adjust in your Yahoo Mail account to allow for the integration with Outlook. First, make sure that your Yahoo Mail account is set up with IMAP access. To do this, log into your Yahoo Mail account and go to the “Settings” menu. From there, select “Accounts” and then “IMAP Access.” Make sure the toggle for “Allow apps that use less secure sign in” is turned on.

Adding Yahoo Mail to Outlook

Now that your Yahoo Mail account is set up for IMAP access, you can proceed with adding it to Outlook. Open your Outlook account and go to the “File” menu. From there, select “Add Account” and then choose “Manual setup or additional server types.” Click “Next” and then select “POP or IMAP” as your account type. Enter your name and Yahoo Mail email address in the appropriate fields.

Yahoo Mail Server Settings

Next, you will need to enter the server settings for your Yahoo Mail account. For the incoming mail server, enter “” and for the outgoing mail server, enter “” In the login information section, enter your Yahoo Mail email address as the username and your Yahoo Mail password. Make sure the “Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” box is unchecked.

Advanced Settings

In the advanced settings section, make sure that the incoming server port is set to 993 and the outgoing server port is set to 465. Select “SSL” as the encrypted connection type for both incoming and outgoing servers. Once all the settings are entered, click “Next” and Outlook will test the connection to your Yahoo Mail account. If everything is entered correctly, you will receive a message stating that the test was successful.

Final Steps

To complete the process, click “Finish” and your Yahoo Mail account will now be added to Outlook. You can access your Yahoo Mail emails by clicking on the account name in the left sidebar of your Outlook account. You can also choose to have your Yahoo Mail emails delivered to a specific folder in your Outlook account by setting up rules.


If you encounter any issues during the setup process, make sure that your Yahoo Mail account is set up for IMAP access and that the server settings and login information are entered correctly. You can also try restarting your Outlook account or your computer.

By following these simple steps, you can easily add your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook and have all your emails in one convenient location. Say goodbye to constantly switching between accounts and hello to a more organized and efficient email management system. Have any questions or need further assistance? Let us know in the comments below.

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