How to Set Up a Yahoo Account in Outlook 2013

There are two methods that can be used to add a Yahoo account to Outlook 2013: IMAP or POP3. The only method that can be used with a free Yahoo email account is IMAP. In order to use POP3, Yahoo requires you to upgrade to a paid account.

POP (for “Post Office Protocol”) and IMAP (“Interactive Mail Access Protocol”) are what allow you to access your email when you’re offline. POP3 (the latest version) is the standard method. It stores your emails on your computer.

IMAP (the newer method) interacts directly with the server without storing emails on your computer. This means you can access your emails from different devices.

Here’s how to add a Yahoo account to Outlook 2013 using both methods.

Adding a Yahoo Account via POP3

1. Sign into your Yahoo email account.

2. In the upper right-hand corner of the screen you’ll see a gear icon. Click it to show the drop-down menu.

Select “Mail Options.”

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3. From the left-hand menu, select “POP & Forwarding.”

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4. Select the option to Access Yahoo Mail via Pop.

The drop-down menu will give you three options. The recommended setting is: “Don’t Download Spam Email,” but you should choose the best option for your needs.

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5. Click Save.

Adding a Yahoo Account with POP3 into Outlook 2013

1. Open Outlook.

2. Open the File menu. The “Info” tab will be highlighted. Click the Add Account button under the “Account Information” section.

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3. The “Add Account” window will open.

Click the option for “Manual setup or additional server types.”

Click Next.

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4. The “Choose Service” window will appear.

Select “Pop or IMAP.”

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5. The next window you’ll see is called “POP and IMAP Account Settings.”

In the “User Information” section, fill out the boxes with your name and email address.

In the “Server Information” section, select “POP3.” The incoming mail server is pop.mail.yahoo.com. The outgoing server is smtp.mail.yahoo.com.

Complete the “Logon Information” section with your Yahoo user name and password.

Click More Settings.

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6. The “Internet E-mail Settings” window will appear.

Select the second tab, “Outgoing Server.”

Check the box labeled “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.”

Select the first option: “Use same settings as my incoming mail server.”

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Select the third tab, “Advanced.”

Enter “995” for the Incoming server (POP3).

Check the box next to “This Server Requires an encrypted Connection (SSL).”

Enter “465” or “587” for the Outgoing Server (SMTP).

Choose “SSL/TSL” or “Auto” from the drop-down menu.

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7. Click OK.

8. Click the Test Email Accounts button on the Gmail settings window.

Select “Automatically Test Account settings when Next is clicked.”

Click Next.

A test email message should appear in your inbox.

9. Click Finish.

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10. Restart Outlook

11. Click Send/Receive All Folders.

Adding a Yahoo Account with IMAP into Outlook 2013

1. Open Outlook.

2. Open the “File” menu. The “Info” tab will be highlighted. Click the Add Account button under the “Account Information” section.

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3. The “Add Account” dialogue box will open.

Select the option for “Manual Setup or additional server types.”

Click Next.

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4. The “Choose Service” window will open.

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Select “POP or IMAP.”

5. The next window you’ll see is called “POP and IMAP Account Settings.”

In the “User Information” section, fill out the boxes with your name and email address.

In the “Server Information” section, select “IMAP.” The incoming mail server is imap.mail.yahoo.com. The outgoing server is smtp.mail.yahoo.com.

For the incoming server,.

Complete the “Logon Information” section with your Yahoo user name and password.

Click More Settings.

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6. The “Internet E-mail Settings” window will appear.

Select the second tab, “Outgoing Server.”

Check the box labeled “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.”

Select the first option: “Use same settings as my incoming mail server.”

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Select the third tab, “Advanced.”

Enter “995” for the Incoming server (IMAP).

Check the box next to “This Server Requires an encrypted Connection (SSL).”

Enter “465” or “587” for the Outgoing Server (SMTP).

Choose “SSL/TSL” or “Auto” from the drop-down menu.

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7. Click OK.

8. Click the Test Email Accounts button back on the Gmail settings window.

Select “Automatically Test Account settings when Next is clicked.”

Click Next.

A test email message should appear in your inbox.

9. Click Finish.

10. Restart Outlook

11. Click Send/Receive All Folders.

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