Yahoo Mail via MS Outlook Email Client

This article is essential to make secure Yahoo Mail connection without facing any issue. It is providing simple steps to configure your Yahoo Mailbox to Hard drive using Microsoft Outlook.
It is really a hectic task to take backup data from the cloud to the desktop. If the data is saved in the cloud, feels secure, and you do not think you need to take precautions to protect it, you never really know if that's the case. When talking about Yahoo Mail, a user friendly an Email provider interface, we do not know when cyber-terrorists attacks on your account may happen and delete all of your data.

Therefore, this article is suggesting simple steps to receive Yahoo mail to the Local Drive, which is not possible to directly copy emails from your Yahoo account to your computer’s hard drive.  The need of local Yahoo mail is due to many reasons, and most of the time, Yahoo becomes inaccessible. Another thing is that we should not totally depend on the online mail services because many times someone hacks your account and there are only a few possibilities to retrieve or get back whole data.
To perform the Yahoo data backup process, the manual method is available to download Yahoo mail data to the desktop. A more suitable method for backing up messages, conversation history, and contacts, is to configure the account with a desktop email client like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird.

Method for Yahoo mail Using MS Outlook

MS Outlook is a desktop based email client, developed by Microsoft & installed with MS Office. It can be used to backup Yahoo account data. It will soon download whole data and safely will store in PST format. There are a few steps that are necessary to configure Yahoo Mail with Outlook-

1. Open MS Outlook on your Machine by following these steps
    Go to Start >> App Program >> Microsoft Office >> Microsoft Office Outlook

2. Then from menu bar, click on Tools >>  Account Settings.

outlook1.png3. Click on New Button to Add new Yahoo account

outlook2.png4. Select the radio button ( Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP), and click NEXT

yahoo-outlook1.png5. Check the check-box (mentioned – manually configure server settings or additional server types), given at bottom of Windows & click on Next.

yahoo-outlook2.png6.  Select Internet E-mail, click Next

yahoo-outlook3.png7. Now fill the account details (name, email-id and password)
  1. Select POP3 account from account type
  2. Incoming Mail server-
  3. Outgoing Mail server-
After filling the details, click on More settings button-

yahoo-outlook4.png8. Go to Advanced tab and fill the server value- 
  • Incoming Server POP3: 995
  • Check the box (Server requires an encrypted connection SSL)
  • Outgoing Server: 465
  • Select SSL from the drop down list for encrypted connections, press OK
yahoo-outlook5.png9. Now Move to Outgoing server tab:
  • Check the checkbox (My outgoing Server requires authentication)
  • Choose the radio button (Use same settings as my incoming mail server), press OK
yahoo-outlook6.png10. After providing all details, press Next button

yahoo-outlook7.png11. Now, congratulations message will display on window, your account configured successfully, click OK

yahoo-outlook8.png Note: Now you have successfully configured your Yahoo account with MS Outlook, and now you can download your Yahoo mail data by click on send receive function.


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