Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yahoo IMAP in Outlook 2011

Just getting to grips with Outlook for Mac. Also discovered how to set up Outlook with Yahoo Mail using IMAP. Not sure if it makes a difference but I'm using the paid Yahoo mail service.

Tools > Accounts

Add new mail account - enter [from/reply to] email address and password and clear the 'Configure automatically'

Server info
  • User name (without the bit)
  • Password (should be from initial dialogue)
  • Incoming server: and check the Use SSL (should default to Port 993)
  • Outgoing server: and check Override default port and Use SSL; set port to 465

That should be it, although to keep everyone happy, you might want to confirm your account name/password under outgoing server's 'More options'.

I actually have my email address set to something else (a 'lifetime' email forwarding alias) and Yahoo seems pretty happy with that - although that's probably another benefit of paying to use the service.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! For now, it works!

  2. Thanks for this... while I can send Yahoo mail, I am not receiving anything. Any suggestions gratefully received.

  3. Thank you, perfect.its work now.

  4. Mani
    i try all this but its not working if anyone know then tell me

    Message is showing again & again type your email & password i don't why this happend.

    kindly tell me i would be very thankful

    1. You need to activate POP access on your webmail. Mail me if you need any help at

  5. Thank you! It worked. I've been trying for so long. For those having issues for receiving mail. I suggest making the settings as described above, take a look at your advanced settings and give it a couple minutes. Voila!@

  6. Thanks a lot buddy :)
    just tonight by using your awesome tutorial I reconfigured my yahoo emails on outlook

    Good Job! :)

  7. So, I tried this and I can send and receive emails fine BUT I get an error when it tries to synchronize subscribed folders.

    Does anyone know what this means and/or what I can do to fix it?

  8. It really worked..just one thng we need to do is enable the my outgoin server option in the outgoing server settings in the advanced settings of internet email settings..

  9. u r good brother !!!

    thank u for this

    Umang Patel

  10. U r just Amazing Brother

    Thank u For this Suggestion This is very Help full to me and other.

    Umang Kansagra

  11. Muchas gracias por tu ayuda, me funcionó al 100%.

  12. Muchas gracias, me funcionó al 100%.