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Syncing Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo Plus

If you’re having trouble sending or receiving mail, when syncing MS Outlook with Yahoo Plus, you’ll find this answer (below) in several places on the web. Problem is, it doesn’t always work.

Try this: follow these instructions, but under the “Advanced” tab:

POP3 = 110 (ssl unchecked)

SMTP = 587 (ssl unchecked)

Yes, I know this contradicts what listed below, but I tried various combinations and this was the only one that worked.

-Perry

To read your Yahoo! Mail Plus using Microsoft Outlook 2002 or 2003,follow these steps:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Email Accounts.
  2. Select Add a new email account and click Next.
  3. Select POP3 and click Next.
  4. Enter the following information:
    • User InformationYour Name: Type your name as you’d like it to appear when you send an email message.

      E-Mail Address: Type your Yahoo! Mail Plus email address (for example, testing80@yahoo.com).

    • Server InformationIncoming mail server (POP3): Type plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com.

      Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Type plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com.

    • Login InformationUser Name: Type your Yahoo! ID (your email address without the “@yahoo.com”).

      Password: Type your Yahoo! password.

    • Select the Remember Password checkbox if you don’t want Outlook to prompt you for your password each time you check your mail.
    • Do not select the Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) checkbox.
  5. Click More Settings. The Internet E-mail Settings dialog box appears.
  6. Select the Outgoing Server tab:
    • Select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
    • Make sure that Use same settings as my incoming mail server is selected.
  7. Click the Advanced tab:
    • Under Incoming Server (POP3), select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox. The number in the Incoming Server (POP3) field usually changes automatically from 110 to 995. If it doesn’t, type 995.
    • In the Outgoing Server (SMTP) field, type 465. Under Outgoing Server (SMTP), select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox.
    • If you want to save your Yahoo! Mail messages on both the Yahoo! Mail server and on your computer, select the Leave a copy of messages on the server checkbox. If you want your messages to be deleted from the Yahoo! server once Outlook has downloaded them onto your computer, leave the box unchecked.Note: After your messages are deleted from the server, we cannot retrieve them.
  8. Click OK to close the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
  9. Click Finish to close the Add New E-mail Account dialog box.
  10. Click Close to close the Account Settings dialog box.

Troubleshooting tips

If you still can’t send Yahoo! Mail from Outlook, you might be accessing the Internet through an ISP that is blocking the SMTP port. If this is the case, try using port 587 when sending email via Yahoo!’s SMTP server. To make this change:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Account Settings. The Account Settings dialog box appears.
  2. Select your Yahoo! Mail Plus account and click Properties. The Change E-mail Account dialog box appears.
  3. Click More Settings. The Internet E-mail Settings dialog box appears.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Outgoing Server (SMTP) box, type 587.
  6. Click Apply, and then click OK to close the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
  7. Click Close to close the Account Settings dialog box.
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One thought on “Syncing Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo Plus

  1. Now, having said all that…sometimes it’s just a matter of retyping your password (even though it’s already there) in the set-up box and “saving changes.” Oy.

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