In today’s interconnected world, managing multiple email accounts can become overwhelming. Fortunately, email clients like Microsoft Outlook offer a solution by allowing users to add and manage multiple email accounts in one place. If you have a Yahoo Mail account and wish to integrate it into your Microsoft Outlook application, this step-by-step guide will walk you through the process for Outlook 2021, 2016, and 2019 versions.
Why Connect Yahoo Mail with Outlook?
Connecting Yahoo Mail with Outlook offers numerous benefits. It enables you to consolidate all your email accounts into a single interface, making it easier to handle your emails efficiently. You can also take advantage of Outlook’s powerful features, such as organizing emails, setting up rules, and managing your calendar, to enhance your productivity. Moreover, having your Yahoo Mail account in Outlook means you can access your Yahoo emails even when offline.
Add & Connect Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2016 and 2019
Before you start with the configuration of Yahoo mail to Outlook 2016 and 2019, some basic preparations are required. The steps involved in these preparations are listed below in detail.
1. Enable an option to allow login to Yahoo Account from non-Yahoo apps and devices.
Step 1- Launch a web browser on your device and log in to your Yahoo mail.
Step 2- Now, click on your account icon and click on ‘Account info‘ from the drop-down box which appears on your screen.
Step 3- Click on ‘Account Settings‘ options available on the left panel.
Step 4- Enable the toggle for the ‘Allow apps that use lesser secure sign-in‘ option.
2. Generate an app Password to connect your Yahoo mail to Outlook 2016 and 2019.
Step 1- Log in to your Yahoo mail and click on your account icon. Then, click on ‘Account info‘ from the drop-down box which appears on your screen.
Step 2- Click on the ‘Account Settings‘ options available on the left panel and search for the ‘Generate app password‘ option.
Step 3- Click on it and you will notice a dialog box on your screen. Select ‘Outlook Desktop‘ from the list of options and then, click on the ‘Generate‘ option on the same dialog box.
Step 4- Note down the newly generated password and then, click on ‘Done‘ to close this dialog box.
3. Connect Yahoo Mail to Outlook 2021, 2016 and 2019.
Step 1- Launch Outlook on your desktop and click on ‘File‘ from the toolbar.
Step 2- Here, click on Info >> Add Account.
Step 3- Enter your Yahoo mail ID in the dialog box which appears on your screen and click on the ‘Connect‘ option.
Step 4- You will now be asked to enter a password. Use the password which you had noted down the above-listed steps and click on Connect.
Once your Yahoo account is successfully connected to Outlook 2016/2019, you can start accessing your Yahoo mails on Outlook.
4. Manually connecting your Yahoo account to Outlook.
However, it is reported by several Yahoo mail users that they are facing an error while connecting their Yahoo mail to Outlook 2016/2019. In such a case, you can try manually connecting your Yahoo account to Outlook.
Step 1- Once you have entered your Yahoo mail ID, check the checkbox for ‘Let me set up my account manually‘ and then, click on Connect.
Step 2- Select the IMAP option from various options displayed on your screen.
Step 3- You will now be asked to enter a password. Use the password which you had noted down the above-listed steps and click on Connect.
Step 4- If you get a ‘Something went wrong‘ error window, click on the ‘Change Account Settings‘ option.
Step 5- In the IMAP Accounts Settings window, enter the information listed below.
Incoming mail- imap.mail.yahoo.com Port number- 993. Encryption method- SSL/TLS. Outgoing mail- smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port number- 465. Encryption method- SSL/TLS.
Step 6- Once you have entered all the information, click on the ‘Next‘ option. You will again be asked to enter your Yahoo mail password. Enter the password and click on the ‘Connect‘ option.
Finally, click on ‘Done‘ and start accessing your Yahoo mails on Outlook.
How to Add Yahoo Mail to Outlook 2021
Step 1: Launch Outlook 2021 / 365
Open the Outlook 2021 or Outlook 365 application on your computer.
Step 2: Access Account Settings
Click on the “File” button located in the top-left corner to access the Info section.
Step 3: Add Your Yahoo Email
From the right side of the Info section, click on the “Add Account” button.
Step 4: Enter Your Yahoo Email Address
A dialog box will appear, prompting you to enter the Yahoo email address you want to add.
Step 5: Use App Password
When asked for the password, enter the app password you copied earlier. Remember not to use your regular Yahoo Mail password at this stage, as it won’t work. The app password ensures secure access to your Yahoo Mail within Outlook.
Step 6: Successfully Added
Your Yahoo account has been successfully added to your Outlook. By default, it will use the IMAP protocol.
Step 7: Close the Dialog Box
Click on the “Done” button to close the dialog box, completing the setup process.
Step 8: Sync Your Yahoo Mail
Select the “Send/Receive” tab in Outlook and click on “Send/Receive All Folders.” Depending on the number of emails in your Yahoo account, the data will sync in just a few minutes.
This is the method for connecting and adding Yahoo mail to Outlook in 2016 and 2019, 2021. The steps are easy to understand and execute. If you have any queries, please let us know in the comments section below.