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. The 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 the Yahoo Mail configuration issue can be resolved for Outlook third-party clients.

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 the upper-right corner in the mailbox and click on ‘Account Info’ in the dropdown.
  • Select the ‘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.

Outlook Configuration Settings

Note: These instructions work with Outlook 2013

  • In Outlook, go to the ‘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
Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
User Name [email protected]
Password Yahoo password. Create an app password in case Two-step verification is enabled.
  • Checkmark the box in front of ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)’
  • Click on the ‘More Settings’ option.
  • Tap on the ‘Outgoing Server’ tab and then tick ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ option.
  • Tap on the ‘Advanced’ tab and check if the information there matches 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 the ‘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.

61 Comments on “Problems with Third party Apps Configuration in Yahoo Mail

  1. Hello,
    My security system has been setup to send email and SMS messages through my yahoo account. It has been working for a couple years but has recently stopped. The issue appears to be related to the new Oath setup. Will the emails and SMS messages work with Oath? What do I need to setup to make it work?

    Thank you in advance to your prompt attention to this matter.


  2. My password is ever rejected and that’s disturbing me.

  3. I can’t open my email Pls recover my email by name pls

  4. Hi, me my yahoo account not log in my pass is ok. But verify the phone is missing help me.

  5. I can’t find address to send messages with my Yahoo mail

  6. Need help here as I changed my phone and re covery cell number.

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