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Setting up a Yahoo! Mail account in Windows Live Mail


This contains steps on how to setup Yahoo! Mail to send and receive email from within Windows Live Mail. It includes information needed to setup Yahoo! Mail in a popular POP client.


Here is what you’ll need to set up your Yahoo! Mail Plus account in Windows Live Mail.

  1. Open Windows Live Mail.
  2. Click Add e-mail account in the left side of Window Live Mail. Add e-mail account opens.
  3. Do the following for the email account items in Add e-mail account:
  • E-mail address Required Type your full Yahoo! Mail email address in the following format—for example, .
  • Password Required Type your Yahoo! Mail password.*
  • Remember password Optional Click the box to remove the check if you don’t want your Yahoo! Mail password retained.
  • Display Name Required Type a name you want to show as the sender.
  • Manually configure server settings for e-mail account Required Click the box to check it.

* It’s safe to give your password to Windows Live Mail.

  1. Click Next.

Add an E-mail Account shows server information that will link Windows Live Mail and your Yahoo! Mail account. With this information, Windows Live Mail can receive and send your e-mails.

  1. Do the following for the Incoming Server Information items in Add e-mail account:
  • My incoming mail server is a Required Choose POP3.
  • Incoming server Required Type
  • Port Required Type 995.
  • This server requires a secure connection (SSL) Required Click the box to check it.
  • Log on using Required Leave the setting at Clear text authentication.
  • Login ID (if different from e-mail address) Required Type your Yahoo! Mail user name (the part of your email address that comes before “”)—for example, jo.bloggs.
  1.     Do the following for the Outgoing Server Information items in Add e-mail account:
  • Outgoing server Required Type
  • Port Required Type 465.
  • This server requires a secure connection (SSL) Required Click the box to check it.
  • My outgoing server requires authentication Required Click the box to check it.
  1. Click Next.
  2. If Windows Live Mail successfully connects to Yahoo! Mail’s servers, Add an E-mail Account displays the message You have successfully entered in the information required to set up your account. If you have multiple accounts and you want to set the Yahoo! Mail account as the default account, click Set this account as the default mail account.
  3. Click Finish.

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