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How to Access Free Yahoo! Mail with Outlook

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Outlook takes really good care of you. It knows and reminds you about your appointments. It tells you what to do. It remembers your contacts. It keeps track of the documents you touch.

It Collects All Your Email Accounts

All your email accounts? No. There is this free Yahoo! Mail account you've had since 1996. Outlook still cannot retrieve it. (The other Yahoo! Mail account — the one for which you have a Yahoo! Mail Plus subscription — is easily downloaded.) This is about to change, and it will do so now.

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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