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Synchronize Your Yahoo! Mail account with Microsoft Outlook

Yahoo mail and Microsoft Outlook are amongst the most powerful mail tools available. One can add more functionality to it by receiving all their Yahoo mails right on their desktop in the Outlook inbox. This will save you from the hassle of logging into two email services thus saving your time and energy. The connection is easy and can be setup only within a few minutes.

However, there is only one problem in connecting both Yahoo and Outlook together. One needs to have a Yahoo Mail Plus account i.e. premium account of Yahoo. One can easily convert the regular account into a premium one. Different people propose different reasons as to why premium account is mandatory for the purpose. However, we just need to do it to establish the connection. Once you convert the account connection is simple. This also gives you the advantage to save all your emails right on your desktop.

Converting Your Account to Premium

  1. If you do not have a Yahoo account then create one by visiting the Yahoo mail website. Once you have the account, then you need to upgrade it.
  2. You will find an Upgrade option under the screen name. This will redirect you to upgrade page.
  3. Select the Yahoo Mail Plus from the options and then press the Upgrade button. This will take to you a page wherein you will be required to specify all the details and pay the required amount. Now you can synchronize the Yahoo account with your Outlook one.

Synchronization of Yahoo Mail with Outlook

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook on your system. Then from the Tools menu select the Accounts settings option.
  2. The first tab says e-mail. In that you will find an option to add a new e-mail account.
  3. In the dialog box that appears you will be asked to fill in your details that include your name, email address and password.
  4. When you click on Next, Outlook will carry out steps you configure your e-mail address automatically.
  5. There it will check for network connection.
  6. Once the connection is established, it will search for the entered email address on Yahoo’s server. If it is verified then it will log on to the network.
  7. You can also select the option to configure manually before clicking on Next in step 4. When you do so, the next screen will ask you to enter the type of e-mail service. Select the first option i.e. internet e-mail.
  8. When you click on next, it will again ask you some details which include user, server and logon information.
  9. The first and last are quite straight but in the server information section, in the account type choose POP3 and in the incoming and outgoing server fill in
  10. Then click on next followed by finish.
  11. Now your accounts are connected. Synchronize them regularly to get mails regularly.

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