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Problems with Third party Apps Configuration in Yahoo Mail

Problems with Third party Apps Configuration in Yahoo Mail

Configuring email accounts with third-party apps allow users to access their inbox offline. Outlook is one such third party email client that allows easy configuration of various email services such as Gmail, AOL, Outlook, Yahoo etc. It works fine with all of these except with few issues with Yahoo! Mail as reported by users. So, let’s have a look at how Yahoo Mail configuration issue can be resolved for Outlook third-party client.

Changes in Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo blocks access on some non-Yahoo apps due to security concerns. This is the main reason why configuration issues occur with Outlook and Yahoo. Making these changes will resolve the issue.

  • Sign in to Yahoo mail account through your computer. All features are not available in the mobile version.
  • Move to your user name on upper-right corner in the mailbox and click on ‘Account Info’ in the drop down.
  • Select ‘Account security’ option on the left side panel.
  • On the right side panel, scroll down and look for the option ‘Allow apps that use less secure sign-in’ and move the slider to turn it ON.
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Outlook Configuration Settings

Note: These instructions works with Outlook 2013

  • In Outlook, go to ‘File’ menu. Select Info>Add account.
  • Click on ‘Manual setup or additional server types.
  • Click ‘Next.’
  • Select IMAP and then click ‘Next.’
  • Complete the form that you see taking reference from the following table:
Your Name Provide your first and last name.
Email Address [email protected]
Account Type IMAP
Incoming mail server imap.mail.yahoo.com
Outgoing mail server (SMTP) smtp.mail.yahoo.com
User Name [email protected]
Password Yahoo password. Create an app password in case Two-step verification is enabled.
  • Check mark the box in front of ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)’
  • Click on ‘More Settings’ option.
  • Tap on ‘Outgoing Server’ tab and then tick ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ option.
  • Tap on ‘Advanced’ tab and check if the information there matches with the following information. If not, make sure it does.
    • Incoming server (IMAP) – 993
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection – SSL
    • Outgoing server (SMTP) – 465
    • Use the following type of encrypted connection – SSL
  • Click ‘OK.’
  • Click ‘Next’ and wait for communication establishment. When the task gets completed, you will see ‘Close’ option. Click it.
  • You will now be able to use Yahoo! Mail through Outlook.

Get in touch with Yahoo Mail technical support expert if you see any error during the process.

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