Summary: Configuring Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2016/2019 is a crucial thing, but we are making it easier for you. We have covered all the legitimate methods to configure your Yahoo Mail. These methods can be a little bit risky. To avoid risks, use Kernel for IMAP Backup Tool to backup your Yahoo account, then sync it with Outlook 2019/2016.

Yahoo Mail remains a popular email service platform among users. yet, it can be inconvenient to have to switch between different email platforms to access your emails and manage your messages more efficiently. Configuring Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2019 or 2016 can better your email experience by bringing together two powerful email platforms. Outlook provides unique features like contact management, calendar functionality, and a stable user interface for email management.

In this article, we will give you detailed, easy-to-follow instructions on how to configure Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2019 or 2016. All in all, you will be able to easily access your Yahoo Mail account without having to switch to a separate email platform.

Enable POP & IMAP on Yahoo

You need to enable the following option to allow yourself to log in to your Yahoo account from non-Yahoo apps and devices:

  1. Login to your Yahoo account.
  2. Go to your account icon and click Account info. Enter Yahoo mail account
  3. Go to Account Security and enable the option ‘Allow apps that use lesser secure sign-in.’ enable Allow apps that use lesser secure sign-in

Create app-password

In the event that two-factor authentication is activated in your Yahoo account, it becomes necessary to generate a new oapp-specific password for secure access when using the Yahoo account through a different application.

  1. In Account Security, select ‘Generate app password.’ Select Generate app password
  2. Choose Outlook desktop from the drop-down menu. Then click the Generate button. Click on Generate button
  3. Copy the password to use in Outlook. Click Done. Copy the password
Configure Yahoo mail in Outlook 2019/2016

There is a direct method to add the account in Outlook.

  1. In Outlook, click File in the toolbar. Then go to Info and click Add Account. Add account info
  2. Input your Yahoo account and click Connect. input Yahoo account and connent
  3. Input the password of your Yahoo account and click Connect. Input Yahoo mail password
  4. Your account is added successfully. Click Done and start accessing your Yahoo emails in Outlook. Yahoo account configured in Outlook successfully

Should you encounter any connectivity issues, you also have the option to add the account manually. During the manual setup, you will be required to specify the incoming and outgoing email servers, along with their respective port numbers.

  1. When you input the Yahoo email address, check the option ‘Let me set up my account manually.’ And click Connect. Click on Let me set up my account manually
  2. Select IMAP from the various options. Select IMAP option
  3. Input the app-password which you had created earlier. Then click Connect. Input the app password
  4. If there is an issue in connecting with your account, then you should choose the ‘Change Account Settings’ option. Change account setting
  5. On the IMAP Accounts Settings page, you need to fulfill the following
    • Incoming mail –; port number – 993.
    • Encryption method – SSL/TLS.
    • Outgoing mail –, and its port number is 465.
    • Encryption method – SSL/TLS.
  6. Click Next. Fulfill the IMAP information
  7. Input the password of the Yahoo account again and click Connect. Input the password of the Yahoo account again
  8. The account is connected successfully. Click Done and start working on your Yahoo account in Outlook. start working on your Yahoo account in Outlook
Configure Yahoo account in Outlook 2019

The process of adding the Yahoo account to Outlook 2019 is exactly similar to that for Outlook 2016.

  1. In Outlook 2019, click File > info > Add Account.
  2. Input your Yahoo account email address and click Connect.
  3. Input your Yahoo account password and click Connect.
  4. When the Yahoo account is added in Outlook, click Done.


If you're looking to access your Yahoo Mail through Outlook 2019 or 2016, the process is relatively simple. First, open Outlook and navigate to the File menu, then select "Add Account." From there, enter your Yahoo email address and password, and follow the prompts to complete the setup process.

However, as previously stated, Yahoo Mail has had several high-profile security breaches in the past, making it crucial to take the necessary precautions to protect your valuable data.

Consider using the Kernel IMAP backup tool to regularly back up your emails, providing an extra layer of security and peace of mind. This tool has more advanced features that keep your email data safe and secure. Try it out today.