Setup Outlook Express for Yahoo Account

Many people like me who are using Outlook Express for their email intention may have confronted difficulty when establishing their email account, especially Yahoo accounts. Although it isn’t so hard yes it might prove difficult when appropriate instructions are not missing. Because I did not need other Outlook Express users to suffer just like I did I came up with the concept of compiling the Outlook Express setup instructions to get a Yahoo email account inside this write-up.

I have tried to mention some simple measures to setup Outlook Express. But, I’d recommend you to follow along correctly to avoid facing problems. First and the most important thing that you have to do would be to update your free Yahoo email account to Yahoo! Mail Plus, a paid service. Why can I update to get a paid subscription when I have a free account? It is because you cannot set up a free Yahoo email account in Outlook Express. You essentially have to upgrade to the paid support of Yahoo. Even if you try to establish a free Yahoo accounts in Outlook Express, Yahoo will block it.

You will have to visit the official Yahoo website to perform the upgrade. As soon as you have updated your existing Yahoo account to Yahoo! Mail Plus, open Outlook Express. Emphasize the Tools tab purpose to Accounts. When from the Accounts window, then you may see all of the email accounts listed there (if there happen to be any in your Outlook Express). To start establishing the Yahoo! Mail Plus accounts, click the Add button on the right-hand side and then choose Mail.

It’ll open the online Connection Wizard window. Type your full name or first name as desirable in the Display name box. Hit the next button. Now type your whole email address in the E-mail address box. While you sort your email address, ensure that you produce no typing errors. It may cause unsuccessful installation of your email account contrary to revealing error messages. Hit the Next button. Choose POP3 as your incoming email in the drop-down arrow.

Type Incoming (POP3, IMAP, HTTP) server as ‘’ (without quotes and as is) and Outgoing mail (SMTP) server as ‘’ in the boxes that are specified. From the Account name box, type your full Yahoo email address. Spell it correctly to avoid confronting issues. Type your password in the mailbox. Click to check the box Remember password if it isn’t automatically assessed. I didn’t want to get prompted to enter my password moment, and every time that I open my Yahoo mail account, so I checked this box. You might even save yourself from the hassles of inputting password over and over by checking this box.

Click on the Finish button to exit the Online Connection Wizard window. Today you’ll be back to the Accounts window wherein you will see your newly setup Yahoo email account. Select it and then hit the Properties button on the perfect hand side. When from the Properties dialogue box, highlight the Servers tab. Click to check the box next to My server requires authentication under Outgoing Mail Server.

Sort ‘465’ because of the outgoing server number from the Outgoing mail (SMTP) box and ‘995’ as the incoming server number from the Incoming mail (POP3) box. Assess the two boxes are saying This server requires a secure connection (SSL) below the incoming and outgoing mail servers. Adjust the server timeout in case you need to. Otherwise, leave this option. You have to check the box Leave a copy of messages on the server. It will allow you to check or read messages from anywhere on the planet when you’re away from your home computer.

If you don’t check this option, all your messages can get downloaded to your Outlook Express from the internet mail account. Therefore, if you’re not at your house computer and would like to access your internet mail account for new messages from an external online connection, you won’t find them all there. Close Outlook Express and reopen it let the modifications save. When done, hit the Send/Receive button to start downloading the messages.

Added Info:

Some free tools such as YPOPs, IzyMail etc. claim that will assist you to establish a free Yahoo POP3 email accounts in Outlook Express. However, it isn’t correct. Yahoo will eventually obstruct your free email account that has been set up in Outlook Express. You will have to upgrade to the compensated Yahoo! Mail Plus service.

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