Monday, June 13, 2011

How to read Yahoo! Mail Plus using Outlook Express

Do you want to read and send your Yahoo! email with Outlook Express? If you are a Yahoo! Mail Plus user you can. Here’s how to set up Outlook Express to read and send Yahoo! Mail Plus.
  1. Click Tools | Accounts. Internet Accounts opens.
  2. Click Mail. Click Add | Mail.

    Internet Accounts Mail tab

    Internet Connection Wizard opens with the section Your Name.
  3. Type your name you as want it to appear when you send an email message.

    Internet Connection Wizard Name

    Click Next when you are done. The Internet E-mail Address section opens.
  4. Type your Yahoo! Mail Plus email address (for example, jo.bloggs@yahoo.com).

    Internet Connection Wizard Email

    Click Next when you are done. The E-mail Server Names section opens.
  5. Do the following for the E-mail Server Names section:
    • My Incoming mail server is a: Select POP3 from the pull-down menu.
    • Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) server: Type pop.mail.yahoo.com.
    • Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: Type smtp.mail.yahoo.com.


    Internet Connection Wizard Server

    Click Next when you are done. The Internet Mail Logon section opens.
  6. Do the following for the Internet Mail Logon section:
    • Account Name: Type your Yahoo! ID (your email address without the "@domain.com").
    • Password: Type your Yahoo! password.
    • Select the Remember Password checkbox if you don't want Outlook Express to prompt you for your password each time you check your mail.
    Do not select Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) Make sure this checkbox has no check in it.
    Internet Connection Wizard Logon

    Click Next. The final section of Internet Connection Wizard opens.
  7. Click Finish to save your account and exit the wizard. Internet Accounts appears again and you use it to provide Yahoo! Mail the information required for outgoing mail server authentication.
  8. Select pop.mail.yahoo.com under Account in the Mail tab, and then click Properties.
    Internet Account properties

    pop.mail.yahoo.com Properties opens.
  9. Click Servers . Under Outgoing Mail Server, select My server requires authentication.

    Internet Account properties Servers tab

  10. Click Advanced and do the following:
    • Under Outgoing Mail (SMTP) , select the checkbox labelled This server requires a secure connection (SSL) .
    • In Outgoing Mail (SMTP), type 465 for the port number.
    • Under Incoming Mail (POP3), select the This server requires a secure connection (SSL) checkbox. The number in the Incoming Mail (POP3) field usually changes automatically from 110 to 995. If it doesn’t, type 995 for the port number.

    Internet Account properties SMTP settings

  11. Click OK to save the properties. pop.mail.yahoo.com Properties closes, and Internet Accounts reappears.
  12. Click Close to close Internet Accounts.
You are now set up to send and receive Yahoo! Mail using Outlook Express.
Troubleshooting tips
If you still can’t send Yahoo! Mail from Outlook Express, you might be accessing the Internet through an ISP that is blocking the SMTP port. If this is the case, try using port 587 when sending email via Yahoo!'s SMTP server. To change the port to 587:
  1. From the Tools menu, select Accounts. Internet Accounts opens.
  2. Click Mail, select pop.mail.yahoo.com, and then click Properties.
    Internet Account properties

    pop.mail.yahoo.com
    Properties opens.
  3. Click the Advanced. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) box, type 587.

    Internet Account properties port numbers
  4. Click Apply, and then click OK to close Internet E-mail Settings. pop.mail.yahoo.com Properties closes, and Internet Accounts reappears.
  5. Click Close to close Account Settings.

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