How to manually setup a Yahoo Mail account on an iPhone using IMAP


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Are you getting connection errors when connecting to Yahoo Mail from your iPhone?

If you are not using the Yahoo Mail app, we recommend you try that first.

If the Yahoo Mail app does not work for you, this is how to manually configure Yahoo Mail as an IMAP account on your iPhone.

Go to Settings and tap Mail Contacts Calendars:

iPhone Settings.jpg iPhone - Mail Contacts Calendars.jpg

Continue to tap through selecting Other and Add Mail account:

Manually add Yahoo Mail account as Other IMAP.jpg iPhone - Add Mail Account.jpg

Next, type in your account information on the following two screens:

iPhone - New Account.jpg iPhone - Incoming mail server host name.jpg

The incoming mail server name is
The outgoing mail server name is

In the Advanced settings turn on SSL:

The incoming mail server port is 993
The outgoing mail server port is 465

Both mail server names require SSL.

The outgoing mail server requires authentication using the same username and password that you used for the incoming mail server.