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How to : Access Yahoo Mail through Outlook?

Yahoo! old timers who can recollect the good old days when email was accessible through a client program can now feel happy again.

I was at one point in time paying Yahoo! to have POP access after they suddenly decided to withdraw the POP access to users that don’t pay.

According to this article, Yahoo!  has restored pop access, at least to a part of users in Singapore, Hongkong, India and UK.

When I tried to configure Outlook 2007 to POP my yahoo account, it worked.

To make it work for me, I had to configure my Profile to Yahoo! Asia.

When Outlook 2007 configured the account for the first time, it detected the following settings:

Incoming mail server settings
* POP server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
* Port: 110

Outgoing mail server (SMTP) settings
* SMTP server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
* Port: 25
* Use authentication

These settings worked flawlessly. However, I decided to use SSL even though it would a bit slower and manually corrected the setting as follows:

Incoming mail server settings
* POP server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
* Use SSL
* Port: 995

Outgoing mail server (SMTP) settings
* SMTP server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
* Use SSL
* Port: 465
* Use authentication

Everything is working fine. Thank you, Yahoo! for not making me cough up $20 for POP access this year. I wouldn’t have paid any way.

I just though I should write it down, in case there is some one else looking for instructions.

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2 thoughts on “How to : Access Yahoo Mail through Outlook?

  1. for yahoo us users i think these settings would work (i use them :))

    Type : IMAP
    Incoming Mail Server : imap.mail.yahoo.com
    port : 993
    SSL : yes
    Outgoing Mail Server : smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    port : 465
    SSL : yes

    then click on finish…. and you will have your mails in the client…

    Hope this was of use……
    -Njoy

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