Yahoo mail is one of the earliest email services for common users. It came into existence in 1997 and is active since then. There are more than 200 million active users for Yahoo mail, and it is the third-largest email service platform. If you are using your Yahoo account professionally and there is a constant flow of emails, then you should try the Outlook application. Outlook provides a more stable environment, and you can work even in offline mode. You can even have multiple accounts in Outlook. Follow the below steps to configure the Yahoo account in Outlook.
You need to enable the following option to allow yourself to log in to Yahoo account from non-Yahoo apps and devices:
If two-factor authentication is enabled in Yahoo, then you need to create a new app-password for use while accessing the Yahoo account from a different application.
There is a direct method to add the account in Outlook.
If there is any connectivity issue, then you can add the account manually also. In the manual process, you need to mention the incoming and outgoing email servers and their port numbers.
When you input the Yahoo email address, check the option ‘Let me set up my account manually.’ And click Connect.
Select IMAP from the various options.
Input the app-password which you had created earlier. Then click Connect.
If there is an issue in connecting with your account, then you should choose the ‘Change Account Settings’ option.
On the IMAP Accounts Settings page, you need to fulfill the following
Input the password of the Yahoo account again and click Connect.
The account is connected successfully. Click Done and start working on your Yahoo account in Outlook.
The process of adding the Yahoo account to Outlook 2019 is exactly similar to that for Outlook 2016.
Yahoo mail is active for more than two decades, and many users are continuously using it. But if you follow the news, you may be aware of the phishing attacks on the Yahoo accounts on large scales. In 2017, Yahoo accepted that more than 3 billion of its accounts were affected due to a theft of accounts. That’s why you should take the security of Yahoo mails more seriously and keep a backup of the emails at regular intervals. So, you can use the Kernel IMAP Backup tool. It will enlist all the messages of your mailbox and export them safely to a PST file. Advanced features are available in the tool to select/deselect folders, apply filters, take back up, and get a complete report. You can use the PST file in the Outlook application to open the messages.