How To Access Yahoo Mail Account Using IMAP?

Yahoo also supports accessing your Yahoo Mail account using IMAP on your desktop email program or other devices.

How To Access Yahoo Mail Account Using IMAP

The IMAP settings ensure that you don’t have to use Yahoo’s webmail interface! You can access your email and send messages using other email programs (like Gmail, Mail spring, Outlook, Apple Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird).  Let’s know about Yahoo’s IMAP and SMTP in detail before knowing how to access yahoo mail account using them:

Yahoo IMAP Server:

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. As the name implies, it offers you the possibility to directly manage and access your emails on the email server.

When you set up your Yahoo account as an IMAP account, your incoming emails will no longer be directly downloaded to your end device; rather the mails will only be completely loaded once you open a message. It means you are reading it off of the server. As a result, emails remain on the email server, allowing you to set up the account on multiple computers and devices to access your email, as well as accessing them through Webmail.

Yahoo SMTP Server:

IMAP is perhaps the most effective and convenient way to access email across multiple computers and devices as it keeps them all in sync. But along with that, you’ll also need to configure Yahoo SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) server settings to send mail using your account.

While (IMAP) Internet Message Access Protocol administers the receiving and viewing of messages; (SMTP) Simple Mail Transport Protocol, on the other hand, administers the sending of outbound messages.

Other than these, Yahoo Mail also supports Post Office Protocol (POP). If you’ve ever received or sent an email through the Internet, chances are that you have used Post Office Protocol (POP). It is an older email standard that administers the receiving of messages.

Post Office Protocol (POP) is an Internet standard protocol that allows downloading email messages from an email server to a Computer. Incoming email messages are stored at a POP server until the user logs in and downloads the messages to their computer.

Yahoo Mail IMAP Settings and SMTP Settings:

Further, to use your Yahoo account flawlessly in an email program from a mobile device or a desktop email client, all you need is to enable and set up IMAP, SMTP or POP access properly. Read –  Whatsapp

Remember that all Yahoo email accounts are eligible for POP or IMAP access without having to make any changes to your account. However, to use the IMAP protocol, you need to make sure that your device configures with correct information such as incoming/outgoing server details, including correct ports and account credentials. Without this information, the IMAP protocol is unable to connect your Yahoo mail with other devices and apps.

So, if you want to perform that process, use the below-mentioned information to enable IMAP & SMTP in yahoo mail:

  1. Yahoo Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server information is-
  • Server:
  • Port: 993
  • Encrypted Connection: SSL
  1. Yahoo Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server information is-
  • Server –
  • Port – 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL – Yes
  • Requires authentication – Yes
  1. Yahoo (POP) Settings-
  • Incoming Mail (POP3) Server: (port 995 SSL)
  • Outgoing (SMTP) Server: (port 465 SSL) 
  1. Yahoo Email Account Login Info :
  • IMAP, SMTP & POP User name: Your email address
  • IMAP, SMTP & POP Password: Your password

After performing this process and entering the correct information, you can access your Yahoo mail account using IMAP without any errors. Still, if any error occurs then close everything and retry this process.

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