We consider security a top priority. We sent an email that we're updating our authentication policies around third-party email access to better protect Yahoo Mail accounts. You may need to update your account settings in third-party programs to use a more secure approach. Read our help article for more information.

IMAP server settings for Yahoo Mail

IMAP is the best way to connect your Yahoo Mail account to a desktop mail client or mobile app. It allows 2-way syncing, which means everything you do remotely is reflected in your Yahoo Mail account no matter where or how you access it. Here are the settings you'll need to configure your mail client or app.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server - imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 993
  • Requires SSL - Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL - Yes
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Your login info

  • Email address - Your full email address (name@domain.com)
  • Password - Your account's password
  • Requires authentication - Yes

If you need specific instructions for your mail client or app, reach out to its manufacturer.