How to Enable POP3 in the New Yahoo! Mail (updated 11/June/2011)

This is the updated guide that I posted last time. There are many changes in the interface since my last post. Luckily, the method still works! Here are the updated guide with new screen shots:-

1. First, login into your Yahoo! Mail account.
2. Then click on Options and select Mail Options. In the Mail Options menu, click on POP & Forwarding. You’ll see that you need to upgrade to Yahoo! Plus to get the POP and forwarding option.

3. Click on your username, and select Account.


4. In the Account Info page, go to the Account Settings section and click on Set language, site, time zone.

5. Next, select a Regional Site and Language and Time Zone. Select Yahoo! Asia and change the time zone to China (just to be safe). Then click I Accept.

6. Once you finish, logout from your Yahoo! account and close all browser windows. Reopen your browser, and login into Yahoo! Mail.
7. Go back to the Mail Options page (refer to step 2) and click on POP & Forwarding. Now you’ll see that you have the POP & Forwarding option enabled! Remember to select “Allow your Yahoo! Mail to be POPed” and save the changes!
8. Voila! Now you can use POP3 with your Yahoo! Mail account! The settings for the POP3 are as below:-

Incoming Mail Server (POP3): pop.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 995)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 465, use authentication)
Account Name/Username: <Your Yahoo! Mail address>
Email address: <Your Yahoo! Mail address>
Password: <Your Yahoo! Mail password>

Follow my guide here on how to setup Yahoo mail in Microsoft Outlook 2007! Remember to check this guide too before using the POP3 in Outlook.

* The screen might change from time to time, so the screen shot here might not be the same by the time you are reading this. And I can’t guarantee that this will work for everyone!

1. First, login into your Yahoo! Mail account.
2. Then click on OPtions and select Mail Options. In the Options menu, click on POP & Forwarding. You’ll see that you need to upgrade to Yahho! Plus to get the POP and forwarding option.
3. Click on your username, and select Account
4. In the Account Info page, go to the Account Settings section and click on Set language, site, time zone.
5. Next, select a Regional Site and Language and Time Zone. Select Yahoo! Asia and change the time zone (just to be safe). Then click I Accept.
6. Once you finish, logout from your Yahoo! account and close all browser windows. Reopen your browser, and login into Yahoo! Mail.
7. Go back to the Mail Options page (refer to step 2) and click on POP & Forwarding. Now you’ll see that you have the POP and Forwarding option enabled! Remember to select “Allow your Yahoo! Mail to be POPed” and save the changes!
8. Voila! Now you can use POP3 with your Yahoo! Mail account! Follow my guide here on how to setup Yahoo mail in Microsoft Outlook 2007!

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74 Responses to How to Enable POP3 in the New Yahoo! Mail (updated 11/June/2011)

  1. Nagaradjane says:

    It worked for me! Thanks!!

  2. Dan Jones says:

    These instructions break down for me at step 5. There’s no “Regional Site & Language” setting on that page for me. :-(

    • vimal lad says:

      update in yahoo services
      its only provide to upgraded paid version only …

      • Dan Jones says:

        That’s ok. I figured out that IMAP is provided for free, and you don’t have to do anything to enable it.

        • vimal lad says:

          can you guide me how can i config yahoo mail to my outlook ..

          • Dan Jones says:

            I don’t use Outlook, so I can’t give you a step-by-step, but I can tell you what settings you need to use.

            You’ll set it up to use an IMAP account. The server address will be imap.mail.yahoo.com, port 993, with SSL. The username is your Yahoo! username (without @yahoo.com), and the password is just your Yahoo! password.

            IMAP will only let you receive email. I don’t know if you can send email, since I don’t need that. But you could try setting up sending email with SMTP using mostly the same settings I just gave you but probably the server address would be smtp.mail.yahoo.com, and it might be a different port. I have no idea, though.

  3. I can not chose ”Yahoo!Asia” because there is not this options and I guess that is why at the end I do not have ”POP & Forwarding option”. Can somebody help me, please?

    • Dan Jones says:

      Read through the other comments. It doesn’t work anymore.

      You can use Yahoo’s IMAP server, though. It’s free, and you don’t have to set anything up in Yahoo.

  4. Jean says:

    I subscribed to Yahoo Mail Plus. The account status shows active. Yet I’m not able activate the service. There is no button to push! Is it me or is it Yahoo that’s failed to provide adequate service?

  5. khans says:

    Salam from Afghanistan

    It Worked for me (OUTLOOK 2010)

    do the following

    File Menu (Office Menu)
    Add Account
    Manually Configure …..
    Internet Email
    Your Name (allkhanan)
    Email Address (youremail@yahoo.com)
    Select imap instead pop3
    incoming server = imap.mail.yahoo.com
    outgoing server = smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    user name = allkhanan
    password= your yahoo password

    click on more setting and do the following
    1- advanced tab – incoming server 995
    enable this server require …..
    2- out going server 993 SSL

    now go to other tab and do the following
    enable both
    my outgoing server (smpt) require …..
    use same setting as my ….

    and hopefully it will work

    Enjoy the free browsing and wish peace for all the mankind.

  6. Alex says:

    when trying to enable POP3 forwarding, instead of Regional Site and Language it is now called Language Preferences, also could not locate Yahoo!Asia in there; tried to use English (Syngapore) – no luck there

  7. Glen says:

    thanks…it worked!

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