How to Set Up Yahoo in MS Outlook 2010

By Craig Witt

Updated September 28, 2017

Developed by Microsoft and included in the Office suite of productivity products, Outlook 2010 is a leading personal information management tool. It is widely used to send, receive, manage and search through email messages, and it supports a range of popular email protocols, including POP3. If you have a Yahoo Mail Plus account, you can configure Outlook 2010 to send and receive messages using your Yahoo email address and the POP3 protocol. Once you understand the proper steps and required settings, completing the setup process takes only a few minutes.

Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.

Click the "File" button at the top-left corner of the program window, select "Info" and then click the "Add Account" link located below the "Account Information" heading.

Select the "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" option and click "Next."

Select the "Internet Email" option and click "Next."

Enter your name and email address in the corresponding fields.

Click the "Account Type" drop-down menu and select "POP3."

Enter "" (without quotation marks) in the "Incoming mail server" field and "" (also without quotation marks) in the "Outgoing mail server (SMTP)" field.

Enter your Yahoo Mail user name (the portion of your email address that comes before the "@" symbol) in the "User Name" field, and then enter your Yahoo Mail password in the adjacent "Password" field. Check the "Remember password" box if you want Outlook 2010 to do so.

Click the "More Settings" button.

Select the "Outgoing Server" tab located along the top of the resulting dialog box.

Check the box labeled "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" and then choose the adjacent "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" option.

Select the "Advanced" tab located along the top of the dialog box.

Enter "995" (without quotation marks) in the "Incoming server (POP3)" field and "465" (also without quotation marks) in the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" field. Also check the box labeled "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)."

Click "OK," followed by "Next" and then "Finish" to confirm your settings and complete the setup process.