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Saturday, December 21, 2013

POP and IMAP: How to Set Up Yahoo Mail with your Mobile Device

IMAP server settings


Want to access Yahoo Mail from a mobile device's mail app or an email program like Outlook? Here's the settings you'll need.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - Requires SSLSecure Socket Layer
  • Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 993
  • Requires SSL: Yes 

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLSTransport Layer Security

  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires authentication: Yes 

Login info - Requires authentication

  • Email address: Your full email address (name@domain.com.)
  • Password: Your account's password. 

POP server settings 

Want to access Yahoo Mail from an email program like Outlook or Mac Mail? Here's the settings you'll need.

Incoming Mail (POP) Server - Requires SSLSecure Socket Layer

  • Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 995
  • Requires SSL: Yes 
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLSTransport Layer Security

  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires authentication: Yes 

If your POP client doesn't offer TLS, you'll still be able to use SSL.

Login info - Requires authentication

  • Email address: Your full email address (name@domain.com.)
  • Password: Your account's password.


Differences between POP and IMAP


It's good to have options. IMAP and POP let you access Yahoo Mail using mobile devices and external email programs. Find out which is best for you.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)

  •     The default way a mobile device accesses your Yahoo Mail account.
  •     Changes made to messages on a mobile device automatically reflect in Yahoo Mail on the web and  vice versa.

POP (Post Office Protocol)

  •     Yahoo Mail messages are delivered directly to your email client.
  •     Copies of messages in both Yahoo Mail and the email client are independent of one another.
  •     Make changes to messages on your email client without impacting their counterparts in your web-based Yahoo Mail.
  •     You must configure your email client to keep a copy of your messages on our server or your emails will automatically be deleted from Yahoo Mail on the web.
  •     - Check with the manufacturer of your mail client for assistance configuring this setting

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