Can I use thunderbird with Yahoo Mail?

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  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Yes!

    If you don't have Mozilla Thunderbird installed yet, download it here - Thunderbird — Software made to make email easier.

    The Yahoo Mail server settings are:

    Yahoo incoming (POP3) mail server - pop.mail.yahoo.com (Port 995, SSL required)

    Yahoo incoming (IMAP) mail server - imap.mail.yahoo.com (Port 993, SSL required)

    After choosing between POP3 or IMAP above, use this for your outgoing email:

    Choose POP3 to download your mail from the server. Choose IMAP to leave it on the server and see all of your folders.

    Yahoo outgoing (SMTP) mail server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com (Port 465, Authentication required, SSL and TLS supported)

    Your username and password are your full Yahoo email address and password.
     


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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    We recommend that you choose IMAP so that you can see all of your email and there is no risk of deleting it from the server making it unavailable to your other devices such as phones or the Yahoo webmail when it's working again.

    Also, if you did not already have POP3 enabled before the service outage, you may not have access to turn on that feature until regular service is restored:

    What are the POP3 settings for Yahoo Mail? | Email Questions

    For these reasons we recommend you select IMAP, not POP3, until you are sure you want to download and possibly remove email from the Yahoo mail servers.
     

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