Just like Google’s Gmail, Yahoo! has it own e-mail services which are widely used across the globe. Some of the Yahoo! e-mail services are paid and some are free depending upon your region. Yahoo! provides POP access to its free users and to the paid users who take the POP subscription. With POP access you can configure and download the Yahoo! mails in our computers Outlook or Outlook Express as both these Email clients support POP configuration. For Configuring any Email account using POP you would some vital information like the POP server address, the SMTP server address, the POP port numbers and the encryption type, the SMTP port number and obviously your Username and the Password. If you have this information you are ready to configure any Email account via POP in any Email client of your choice. In this article we will tell you how to configure you Yahoo! mail in Microsoft Outlook 2003.

To start with Open Outlook and if there is no Email account configured in it then you will get the add E-mail account wizard open else you need to start the Wizard by going to Tools menu. In Tools menu click on Email Accounts and then click on Add a New Mail Account. From the account type selection box you need to select POP3 and click on Next. In the User Information box fill in your username and the password and your Email ID. Now in the Incoming mail server POP3 box you need to fill in the server address of your mail. This varies in case of Yahoo and the correct server address can be obtained by calling Yahoo~ support and asking the POP server address for your email account. Similarly enter the Outgoing Mail Server SMTP address after getting it from Yahoo!. While entering the username in this window make sure that you just type the user name and do not add the ‘@’ sign followed by domain name. For example if your email id is “test@yahoo.com” then your user name would just be “test”. If you wish you can let Outlook save your password, or if wish to enter it each time you access outlook then you can leave it unsaved. Now click on the button which says More Settings and under the General Tab type a name by which this account would be identified. This is for local use only and any name can be given to it. Click on the second tab which is Outgoing Server and select My Server Requires Authentication. Further down select Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Now click on the last tab and select Save a copy on the server option if you want a backup to be always present on Yahoo! server. In the same tab enter the POP port number as 995 and SMTP port number as 587. Click on OK and close all the settings windows. Now click on Send/Receive and your Yahoo mails will start getting downloaded in your Outlook’s inbox.