How to enable POP & IMAP in Yahoo Mail?

Apr 16, 2013

Yahoo! Mail do support POP and IMAP protocols for email. The Yahoo IMAP and SMTP services are free, while POP requires a Mail Plus account or an Asia account. If you want to access your Yahoo Mail account from a mobile device or a desktop email client, you need to enable and setup IMAP or POP access properly. You must use correct incoming and outgoing server details, including correct ports and account credentials. Need some help? Read on to find more information on using POP and IMAP accounts of Yahoo Mail.


How to enable IMAP in Yahoo Mail:

Yahoo offers free, direct IMAP access for all Yahoo mail users. So, there’s nothing to setup on your mail account. But you must setup your devices with correct details such as incoming/outgoing servers, ports and user name & password. Find below IMAP account details for Yahoo Mail.

Yahoo IMAP Settings for devices:

  • Incoming Server: (port 993 SSL)
  • Outgoing Server: (port 465 SSL/TLS)
  • User name: full email address (for example: If that fails, use email address without @ and rest (example: use yahoo instead of
  • Password: your Yahoo mail password

How to enable POP in Yahoo Mail:

Yahoo Mail do support POP access. But it is exclusively reserved for Mail Plus customers. But Yahoo Asia account holders also enjoy free POP3 access. If you are a Yahoo Mail Plus subscriber or a Yahoo Asia user, follow the steps below to enable POP access.

  1. Login to your Yahoo mail account.
  2. From the Options link go to Mail Options.
  3. In Mail Options page, select POP & Forwarding from the left menu.
  4. In the POP & Forwarding section, select Allow your Yahoo! Mail to be POPed (or Access Yahoo! Mail via POP in new version of Yahoo mail).
  5. Click the Save Changes button in Yahoo Mail Classic or Save button in new version.

Yahoo POP Settings for devices:

  • Incoming Mail (POP3) Server: (port 995 SSL)
  • Outgoing (SMTP) Server: (port 465 SSL)
  • Account name: your email address without @ and rest (example: if mail is, use yahoo)
  • Password: your Yahoo mail password


2 Responses to “How to enable POP & IMAP in Yahoo Mail?”

  1. Craig Diminico on 29th Dec, 16 03:12pm #

    I am unable to get my yahoo mail setup on my Android phone via IMAP. I keep getting the following error no matter what I change:

    Unable to set up account

    An incorrect username or password has been entered, or POP/IMAP access is not turned on for this account. Check your account settings or contact your service provider.

  2. Michell D Walter-McGill on 17th Feb, 21 09:02am #

    I have a android phone and I am not able to receive my emails on my Galaxy s10 phone. I have always had it on my phone and now it is asking for my work code or something

    I still have it on my computer and when I hit the button to receive it on my phone I can not.
    ATT is my provider, they have not been helpful. Just sending me from one wrong department to another.

    Please advise. as you can see this is an old account that I have has for over 20 years. I need to be able to be mobile.

    Thank you in advance

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