Outlook Settings: Set Yahoo Mail Account in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is definitely worth it. After all, the kind of e-mailing experience it provides is truly admirable. Storing all your personal data like e-mail contacts, appointments, managing your task, the amazing calendar are just few features, which Outlook offers you. What adds to its charm is the ability to set other e-mail accounts in Outlook application. Whether it is Hotmail, Gmail, South bell or SBCglobal account, you have the Outlook settings to configure any e-mail account in Outlook.

So if you are pining to use your Outlook with your favorite Yahoo mail, here comes help with that- Outlook settings to set up Yahoo on Outlook. But only those with Yahoo Plus email account get lucky to work with Outlook. If you one of the lucky few, check the Outlook settingsto set your Yahoo mail to work in Outlook.

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Yahoo Mail Account in Outlook

Use these Outlook settings and follow this specific method

It’s obvious that you’re about to add a new e-mail account in Outlook. So tap on ‘Add a new e-mail account’ under the Tool’s menu ‘Email Accounts.’ You must change your Outlook settings by clicking on ‘POP3’ option. Enter all the necessary details in the right boxes, like your full name and your Yahoo e-mail address.

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Thereafter, enter these Outlook settings in the space provided. That is type in ‘pop.mail.yahoo.com’ in the Incoming Mail Server (POP3) box and ‘smtp.mail.yahoo.com’ in the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) Outlook settings box.

Outlook settings: Enter your Yahoo member ID and the password

Time for you to enter your e-mail ID, without the ‘@yahoo.com’ bit, in the user name text box; also type in your password. Now click ‘Test Account Settings’ and follow the prompts. Next type ‘Yahoo Mail’ in the ‘Mail Account’ text and expand on ‘Outgoing Server’ Outlook settings option.

Check on ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ box. Ensure that the box ‘Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)’ is not checked. Lastly, click on ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’ Outlook settings option and finish by hitting ‘Ok.’

There, you can now have the Yahoo mail experience in your Outlook.

Update: Since writing this article, there have been some attacks on Yahoo Mail, and the setting up process in Outlook may not work the way it used to. To ensure that Outlook is working with your Yahoo Mail account, you need to first unlock your email (if it was locked due to “malicious activity”). Once you have requested for the email to be unlocked, you will receive an unlock code, which then will unlock your email. This process is required for many people who have seen this email virus go around and have their Yahoo Mail compromised. If you need further assistance, contact techsupportpro.com and let them know your issue, they know their stuff!

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