How to Access Yahoo Free from Outlook (POP)

Posted: August 24, 2008 in Internet, Software

For those who use Microsoft Outllok 2007 or 2003 in their office or home, must realize how handy this application. Gmail natively support POP3 and IMAP and can be accessed using Outlook but Yahoo only provide this service thru its subscription base yahoo mail. In other word, you need to pay annual subscription in order to use Yahoo service thru Outlook.

However, tricks below might allow Outlook to access Yahoo Mail (Free) and let you work with your emails from one application.

Access Free Yahoo! Mail with Outlook 2007

To fetch mail from and send mail through a free Yahoo! Mail account in Outlook:

  • Install YPOPs! and make sure it is running.
  • Select Tools | Account Settings… from the menu in Outlook.
  • Go to the E-mail tab.
  • Click New….
  • Make sure Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Type your name (what you want to appear in the From: line of messages you send) under Your Name:.
  • Enter your full Yahoo! Mail address (e.g. “example@yahoo.com”) under E-mail Address:.
  • Make sure Manually configure server settings or additional server types is checked.
  • Click Next >.
  • Make sure Internet E-mail is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Make sure POP3 is selected under Account Type:.
  • Type “127.0.0.1” under both Incoming mail server: and Outgoing mail server (SMTP):.
  • Type your Yahoo! ID under User Name:.
    • The Yahoo! ID is also the first part of your Yahoo! Mail address, i.e. everything before “@yahoo.com”. If your Yahoo! Mail address is “example@yahoo.com”, the ID is “example”.
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password:.
  • Click More Settings ….
  • Go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Make sure My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication is checked.
    • Leave Use same settings as my incoming mail server selected.
  • Click OK.
  • Now click Next >.
  • Click Finish.

Access Free Yahoo! Mail with Outlook 2003

To retrieve mail from and send mail through a free Yahoo! Mail account in Outlook 2003:

  • Install YPOPs! and make sure it is running.
  • Open Outlook.
  • Select Tools | E-Mail Accounts… from the menu.
  • Make sure Add a new e-mail account is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Check POP3.
  • Click Next >.
  • Type your name under Your Name:.
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail address under E-mail Address:.
  • Type “localhost” under both Incoming mail server (POP3): and Outgoing mail server (SMTP):.
    • If “localhost” later turns out not to work, you can try “127.0.0.1” instead.
  • Type your Yahoo! ID under User Name:.
    • The Yahoo! ID is also the first part of your Yahoo! Mail address, i.e. everything before “@yahoo.com”. If your Yahoo! Mail address is “example@yahoo.com”, the ID is “example”.
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password:.
  • Click More Settings ….
  • Go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Make sure My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication is checked.
    • Leave Use same settings as my incoming mail server selected.
  • Click OK.
  • Now click Next >.
  • Click Finish.

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Comments
  1. kate says:

    l want to browser the net free of changer,

  2. kris says:

    i tried following the steps in this link on how to access free yahoomail with outlook 2007 but it doesnt seem to work. i cant log into my account with the server. help?

  3. dfsdfs says:

    it did not work for free yahoo. the program YPOP did nothing extra ?
    any advice ???

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