Microsoft KB Archive/254007

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PSS ID Number: 254007

Article Last Modified on 9/29/2003

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000

This article was previously published under Q254007

NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Internet Mail Only option. To determine your installation type, click About Microsoft Outlook on the Help menu. If you have the Internet Mail Only option installed, you see "Internet Mail Only".

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express


Yahoo! offers POP3 e-mail services as well as Web-based e-mail. This article describes how to configure an Internet Mail account with Outlook.


Yahoo! offers POP3 e-mail services to its customers who join the Yahoo! Delivers program. For details on how to sign up for this service, or to check whether you already are a member, visit the following Web site

and click the Mail link.

You must be a member of the Yahoo! Delivers program to use Outlook to access mail on the Yahoo! servers.

To Configure a POP3 E-mail Client

To use an e-mail client to send and receive Yahoo! Mail messages, you must designate a new incoming (POP) mail server and a new outgoing (SMTP) mail server.

These are the basic server settings for Yahoo! Mail:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server:
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server:
Account Name/Login Name: Your Yahoo! Mail name (your address without the "")
E-mail address: Your Yahoo! Mail address (i.e.
Password: Your Yahoo! Mail password

To Add a New E-mail Account to Your Existing Profile

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. Click Add and then click Mail.
  3. Type your name as you would like it to appear in the display box and click Next.
  4. In Email Address, type your Yahoo! Mail address, for example, "".
  5. In Incoming mail (POP3), type
  6. In Outgoing mail (SMTP), type
  7. Click Next.
  8. In Account Name, type your Yahoo! Mail name (your address without the "").
  9. Click the Server tab. In Password, type your Yahoo! Mail password.
  10. Click to clear the Log On Using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box.
  11. Type a name for your new Internet e-mail account, for example, Yahoo! Mail.
  12. Choose the appropriate connection type under Which Method Do You Use to Connect to the Internet.
  13. Click Finish.

To Control Deletion of Messages from the Yahoo! Mail Server

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. Click the Mail Services tab.
  3. Click to select your Yahoo! Mail account and click Properties.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Click to select the Leave a copy of messages on server, check box if you want to save your Yahoo! Mail messages on the Yahoo! Mail server as well as on your local computer. If you want your messages to be deleted from the Yahoo! Mail server once you have received them, do not check this.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Quit Outlook, and restart.

Some information in this article is provided by Yahoo! and may be subject to change without notice. For current information please go to the Yahoo! Web site.

Log into your Yahoo! account and click the Help Desk selection.

IMPORTANT: The Yahoo! Mail SMTP server now requires authentication. To turn this setting on, follow these steps:

  1. From the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. Click the Mail tab.
  3. Click your Yahoo! Mail account, and then click Properties.
  4. Click Servers.
  5. Click to select the My Server Requires Authentication check box, and then click OK.

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