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

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  2. Bashar Salaita says:

    i tried to enable the pop3 on my e-mail after i changed the time zone i have lost the POP and Forwarding option in the E-mail Options & still i cant synchronise my yahoo mail with the outlook 2007
    please advice

    • HMMaster says:

      The important part is the Regional Site setting. I tried Yahoo! Asia, and it works for me.

      • Bashar Salaita says:

        i don’t know yet whether it will work or not because as i said i have lost the POP & FORWARDING Option & can’t enable it because it’s not there.

        • HMMaster says:

          I tried changing my content settings to Yahoo! US, and it does disable the POP option. But after I change it back to Yahoo! Asia, the POP option is enable again.

        • crzy says:

          same happend to me, its just desapierd, its blank space

        • Eric says:

          Same problem here. Once I changed the setting to Asia and China, I can no longer click on the Pop 3 & Forwarding option, it just doesn’t respond. Worked fine before the change, and it doesn’t matter which browser I use, they all fail to respond. Now the setting is stuck on Asia/China >:-(.

      • Vickki says:

        It looks like they removed “yahoo asia” as an option. I can’t get it to work either

  3. Isha says:

    I tried using Yahoo Asia but the POP option was not visible to me. So I changed it to yahoo UK and looked again; I had the option visible and I could turn pop forwarding on.

  4. Laurissa says:

    i have the account all set up, in order for it to work do I have to keep the time zone in the asia? Once the setup is completed can I swtich back to us time?

  5. Amy McIntire says:

    I am so grateful to you for posting this set of instructions. They were clear as a bell and, most important, worked!! Thank you!

  6. Khalil Ahmad says:

    Thanks Sir!
    it works for me..

  7. Vince L says:

    It’s also $20/year PER yahoo account for pop access. *sigh*

  8. touristguy87 says:

    YMP is a pay service

  9. NILESH SHAH says:

    After I tried all this guideline now when i press send receive button it complete the sending part but it cannot receive the mails. Please help me.

  10. Tomas says:

    Thanks.

    I’ve changed my region to Yahoo Turkey, left default timezone, went to mail options and enabled POP3, went back to account settings and changed my region to Yahoo US and TimeZone to CEE. POP3 works perfectly.

  11. newblsh says:

    Thanks HMMaster for providing the detail instructions.
    It works for me. You might need to try it few times.

  12. Musaad says:

    I tried “Yahoo India” instead of Yahoo Asia, time zone also India. And it worked for me !!!
    Thanks..

  13. joedotm says:

    Hi,
    It worked as instructed; Thanx a lot;

    But when I send/receive It does not receive (download) all my existing emails/folders.
    (I did the same for my gmail and hotmail and it did create a folder for each of them and downloaded all my emails/folders).

    Please advise.
    Thanx

  14. Bhupendra says:

    I kept reading in other sites that you needed to change yuor region to asia to get pop forwarding but I just couldn’t figure out where the option was. Your tutorial with the screen shots was just perfect!! Now I can get yahoo mail on my android mobile. Thanks.

  15. indra says:

    The tips was successful for receiving mail, but didn’t work for sending email, any suggestion?

  16. Michael Sy says:

    how many yahoo mail can u set up in outlook 2010

  17. You don't say if you are in the US when you change it to Asia. I am in Central Time zone, nothing I do gets my POP mail back into my Yahoo Plus account, this started when I changed from Classic. says:

    You don’t say if you are in Asia or the US. I lost my POP mail in Yahoo Plus when I shifted to the new format. Now I can’t get my other mail account to forward into Yahoo, which is what I use when I travel, it’s very urgent that I can access both accounts here. what do you think?

    • HMMaster says:

      Hi,
      I’m from Asia and I don’t think your actual location will actually affect the settings. If you are using Yahoo Plus, I suggest that you contact Yahoo Support since you are a paying customer.

  18. Bugs Bunny says:

    Its disabled now, just blank page for options. No script, or html. Plain blank. Going back to original TZ brings all options back. If anyone wishes, try to copy/paste address and replace server part with one of the asian’s. Might be it will make difference. Too much hassle for my liking. I can sent but can’t receive e-mails with outlook, good enough for clicking on th hyper-links on the pages to sent e-mails.

  19. Marui Lavinder says:

    This guide worked perfectly! Thank you! All I had to do was change to Yahoo! UK

  20. AUUU says:

    Thanks man,

    Works OK for me…

  21. Avril says:

    Many thanks for your info. It seems to have worked a treat for me.

  22. Tudor says:

    Seems like I need Yahoo Plus to activate the POP option 🙁

  23. Rich says:

    I tried NZ (worked) and back to UK (retained) i am from Ireland so might give it a while before i go back so settings might stick :D.
    Funny thing is my 1st 2 yahoo accounts are fine just the latest one i made up is crapped up.
    Is bad of yahoo to do this perhaps they should give better naming options, online features, and better spam protection for 20 bucks. skimping on pop is crap gmail and hotmail allow it.

  24. uche says:

    thanks a lot for the article, it worked for me

  25. Waelboy says:

    You rock. I put it to Yahoo! Middle East and chose Egypt. Worked smoothly & great 😉

    Thanks so much!

  26. asif ali says:

    I tried Yahoo india. it works

  27. M Naveed says:

    I didn’t find Regional Site and Language Option from where I can select YAHOO ASIA under Set language, site, and time zone.
    Please help

  28. M Naveed says:

    I didn’t found Regional Site and Language option under Set language, site, time zone.
    Please Help

  29. David says:

    I have tried to change the Regional site and language settings but it does not show “Yahoo India” or “Yahoo China” anymore. It only shows the time zones (which I have changed to both UK and China). I have also changed my location to UK (with valid zip code) and also China (with valid zip code). Has the setting been removed recently? Can anybody help me please?

  30. DSpider says:

    Now you can only set:
    – Language Preferences
    – Time Zone

    Judging by the comments, they removed it somewhere between 30th November – 7th December. GMail and Hotmail supports POP3? Then I’m ditching Yahoo. Yahoo can suck it!

  31. Memnon says:

    Only having problems with the newest account. May try ypops again which I used a few years back.

  32. Nagaraju says:

    Sir, I tried with your steps, But I can’t forward mail. It’s saying UPDRADE to PLUS.
    Want can I do.
    Please help in this purpose.
    Thank you sir.

  33. Stephen says:

    Yahoo changes its settings so this doesn’t work anymore. Yahoo sucks for not allowing free POP in this day and age.

  34. Stephen says:

    Yahoo changed its settings so this doesn’t work anymore. Yahoo sucks for not allowing free POP in this day and age.

  35. Yohanan Man says:

    There’s no possibility anymore

    Yahoo! you just signed the end of your era 🙂

    Gmail we are coming!

  36. Rolf says:

    Yahooooooooo why u stop this facility.
    Gamil me on way to u

  37. kit says:

    I am thinking of switching to gmail soon.

  38. Nikos says:

    when I go to the set language and time, I get this screen to change only the language and time zone.
    It looks that it does n’t work. Any ideas?

  39. Brian says:

    I noticed that it stopped working as well sometime in the late November / Early December timeframe.

    For the last account that I changed, I used the new screen that is up now (the one with Language Preferences and Time Zone). I changed the Time Zone to be “GMT +08:00 Taiwan, Singapore, China”, and I also set my Language Preference to be one of the bottom 3 (I can’t say what they are, but it was one of those with the Asian Character sets).

    I did this sometime in the early part of November of 2011, and it worked. Then, around Christmas of 2011, I tried to do the same modifications on a friends yahoo account, and the settings did not work.

    Bottom line is, I agree with what others are saying. It appears that Yahoo has caught on again, and closed this loop hole.

    I know these modifications all started because Yahoo had made this option “Free” for those living in Asia. So, that brings me to an interesting question. Lets say back in 2010, you were actually living in the region/area that Yahoo allowed this to be free. When you setup your new yahoo account, the option was there as it should be (per yahoo’s settings). If you were to go to that same area today, (again..I don’t really know the exact area, but I hope what I’m saying is being understood) and setup a new yahoo account, would you get the free pop’s access?

    Bottom line is, we all know it was free for a group somewhere in Asia. Has the modification that Yahoo now made turned the “Free for Asia” off, and now EVERYONE that wants POP access (for those that don’t already have it), have to pay for the upgrade?

    I don’t know how we could test this, but I think if there was a way to do that, it could help us find another work around.

    While I have thought about contacting yahoo, I don’t want to push them for an answer only to have them do some internal investigations and turn it OFF for those of us that got it working without paying. That of course brings me to another question. Why does yahoo not offer this for free? Most (if not all) e-mail systems allow some kind of POP access to your e-mail. What makes Yahoo so special? I cannot see them making tons of money on this.

  40. SWT Bobcat says:

    Forget you Yahoo, I am going to GMAIL.

  41. Pete says:

    It seems that my yahoo.sg mail accounts which I have used for POP mail for the past 7 years have now stopped working.
    I probably represent a fair sample of their loyal customer base which will now defect to other portals. After all there are enough places to get online content AND free POP mail.
    Another nail in the coffin of Yahoo.

  42. Ali40 says:

    My yahoo does not show “Region” option only “Languages” and “Time Zone”.

  43. Yahoo is going down, just a matter of time says:

    Gmail is much better email service all around anyways. Not just for free pop mail but many other features. I was trying to save my last email, but now all my addresses will be Gmail. Gmail is just much smarter.

  44. it doesn't work says:

    I cannot find the region option.

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  46. Jitendra Singh says:

    Even I can not found regional option but i selected time zone as India and language English, now my office outlook working fine

  47. Mayur says:

    thanks dear
    its really working…..

  48. adrian says:

    It does not work for me 🙁
    When I go to “Set language and time zone” I do not have the option of selecting any regional Yahoo! site whatsoever. So I can’t choose “Yahoo! Asia” or “Yahoo! India” as you suggest. I only get to choose language and time zone.
    I also configured another account just to test these suggestions and:
    -> when configuring I was asked for a location and I chose Beijing, China and then set the time zone to Easter Europe
    -> after connecting to the newly created account I went to “Account info” – “Set language, site, time zone” where again there was no option for selecting a regional Yahoo! site, just language and time zone.
    -> however I was able to modify “POP and forwarding” configuration for this new account (just like in the above tutorial) and it worked on my Android phone.

    Shall I understand that this regional setting can be configured only for newly created accounts? I have my account since 2000 (or so); I mean: did Yahoo! start to develop this “regional site” option since year 20xx and all the accounts that were created before that date are not able to change this option? How long have you had your accounts?

    Thanks!

  49. Ajmal says:

    Hi, It’s not working.

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