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How to Fix IMAP/POP Configuration Error In Yahoo?

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When you face issues sending or receiving emails in your Yahoo Mail account on an email program or a mobile device, the problem is generally caused because of error in IMAP or POP configuration. In order to fix the Yahoo IMAP setting issues, follow the suggestions provided below.

Steps to Fix Yahoo IMAP Setting And POP3 Error

1.) Check your account to know if it works outside of the IMAP/POP client.

  • Open a web browser on your computer.
  • Sign into your Yahoo Mail account.
  • Compose a new email and send it to yourself.
  • Check if you get the email back within 5 minutes or not.
  • If the email doesn’t arrive back in 5 minutes, address the issue before trying to use the account in IMAP or POP client.

Verify your IMAP/POP Settings

Yahoo IMAP Settings

Make sure to verify your IMAP settings by referring to the information provided below.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Port:993
  • Requires SSL:Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

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

Your login info        

  • Email address: Your complete email address
  • Password: Your account’s password
  • Requires authentication:Yes

NOTE: As the directions for configuring Yahoo IMAP Settings on a mobile device varies according to the program, you may need to visit the support website of the manufacturer of your device or programs for appropriate instructions.

For POP Settings

Check your IMAP settings by referring to the information provided below.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Port:995
  • Requires SSL:Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Port:465 or 587
  • Requires SSL:Yes
  • Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
  • Requires authentication:Yes

Your login info        

  • Email address: Your complete email address
  • Password: Your account’s password
  • Requires authentication:Yes

Note: Apart from verifying your POP settings, also make sure that no ports of Yahoo (995, 465, or 587) are being blocked by Firewalls, antivirus software or network protocols. Get this check with your Internet Service Provider or with the manufacturer of your security software to know how to look for block ports and get them unblocked.

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