How to Setup Yahoo Mail in Outlook Email Client?

Setting up Yahoo mail in MS Outlook is quite easy if you are following the procedure mention in this blog. MS Outlook is a desktop email client which lets you configure five different email applications on a single platform. By configuring multiple email profiles on a single place you can make it easier to access multiple accounts from a single place. It also enhances usability as Outlook offers an interface where the folders & organizational tools are on the left pane, inbox in the middle and preview is also provided here. So to fulfill all your needs, here is the way to setup Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and Office 365.

How Outlook Is Better Than Yahoo Mail?

If we compare them as per their specification then Outlook is far better than Yahoo. Outlook offers Exchange support, multiple email account access, Unified Inbox, snooze emails feature, organizational tools, better interface, search-box, and many other features. That's the reason people prefer Outlook for handling their different email profiles.

Configure Yahoo Mail in Outlook Application

Firstly we have to configure our Yahoo Mail Account for making it accessible to apps with less secure sign-ins, then we will connect it to the Outlook.

Follow the below steps to allow less secure sign-in apps:

Step 1: Login to Your Yahoo Account.


Step 2: In the top-right corner, click on the profile name and select Account Info.


Step 3: Now, click on Account Security.


Step 4: Turn on the toggle to allow apps that use less secure sign in.


Step 5: This will allow Outlook to login to your Yahoo Mail account.

Now, setup Yahoo Mail to Outlook

For Outlook 2016, 2019 and Office 365

Step 1:Launch MS Outlook and click on the File tab.


Step 2: Now select Info > Add Account.


Step 3: Enter the Yahoo profile address and click on the Connect


Step 4: Now, provide the password and hit Connect.


The Yahoo Mail account is now connected successfully.

For Outlook 2013 and 2010

Step 1:Open MS Outlook and Navigate to File > Info > Add Account.

Step 2: Select Manual setup or additional server types option and click on the Next.

Manual setup

Step 3: Now, select POP or IMAP and click on the Next.

select POP or IMAP

Step 4: Now, add the account and Yahoo mail server information as follows.

Step 5: For User Information, enter the first and last name.

Step 6: For Server Information, give Account Type as IMAP and Incoming mail server as and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) as

Step 7: On the Login Information, mention the login credentials of Yahoo profile.

Step 8: Then, click More Settings and select the Outgoing Server tab.

Step 9: Check the option to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.


Step 10: In the same settings, open the Advanced tab and mention the following settings. Then click OK.

  • Incoming server (IMAP): 993
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): 465
  • Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL

Step 11: Then, click on the Ok, a configuration process will start.

Step 12: After completion of the process, a pop-up will be shown. Then click on Close.

process complete

Step 13: Now, after the whole configuration process, click on the Finish button.

Step 14: All the Yahoo emails will get synced to the Outlook email client.

How to Export all the emails of Yahoo to Outlook Email Client

For Exporting the mailbox of Yahoo Mail to Outlook, there is an automated solution available which is Yahoo Exporter Utility. You can follow the below steps to use this utility for exporting the data of Yahoo mailbox:

Here is a step by step guide for using this software.

  1. Download and launch the Yahoo Backup Software.
  2. Enter your login credentials for Yahoo profile.
  3. Select Email Format as Outlook.
  4. Now, select folders to backup, apply date range to filter emails and click on the Next button.
  5. Enter your Outlook login credentials and hit the Login button.
  6. Soon the export process will get started, wait for its completion.
  7. After the completion of the process, click on the OK button and exit.
  8. All your mail data will get saved onto the outlook email profile.

It is often seen that people wants to access all their email profiles from one place. To make it possible for Yahoo, I’ve described a method to setup Yahoo mail in Outlook. It will help you to configure your email account and in case, if the configuration fails then I’ve shown you a manual way to export mailbox content using the Yahoo Backup Utility. I hope this was helpful to you.

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