POP3 and SMTP access for Yahoo! free account

Yahoo! webmail is one of the most widely used webmail services over the internet. Unlike Gmail, Yahoo! Mail does not provide support or access for POP3 or SMTP for the free accounts. Now, fortunately there is a way around. If you choose the localization to be Yahoo! Asia or Yahoo! India (in practice, any locale except for Yahoo! US), you will be able to use the POP3 and SMTP services. Here’s what to do:

  • Go to Yahoo! Mail Options
  • Select Accounts
  • Yahoo! will ask to go to the old site for editing your account information. Go there and select Account Information from the left side bar.
  • Sign In again (a security procedure, nothing to worry about)
  • Scroll down to the page and select “Set language, site, and time zone” under “Account Settings”
  • Now in the new page, select Yahoo! Asia or any other international Yahoo! service under “New setting” drop down list.
  • Click Finish. And you are done.

Now, you can use POP3 and SMTP with your free Yahoo! mail account. For your convenience, I am giving the necessary server info here:

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! id}@yahoo.com

Email address: {your Yahoo! id}@yahoo.com

Password:     Your Yahoo! Mail password

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