How to Enable POP3 in Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! Mail and POP3POP3 is a common protocol that use by desktop email client to retrieve emails from your mail server. Most web-based email service don’t provide access to POP3. But it is changing. Major email provider such as GMail and Hotmail are providing POP3 to their user, except for Yahoo! Mail. POP3 is a premium service that require subscription for Yahoo Mail user. But, for some reason Asia user can use it for free! This option is not enable by default and you need to change some settings to enable POP3 in your Yahoo! Mail. Follow the guide below to enable POP3 access for your account:

*An updated guide is now available here!*

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Step 1: Login into your web Yahoo! Mail. Click on your Display Name and select ‘Edit My Account

Click on username and select 'Edit My Account'Step 2: You will see your account settings page. In the Member Information section, check the current settings for Preferred Content. If it is Yahoo! Asia, please skip to step 7. Else, click ‘Edit‘ on the Member Information section here.

Click Edit on the Member Information sectionStep 3: In the Member Details page, click on the current Preferred Content option. (ie: Yahoo! US)

Click on Preferred ContentStep 4: Change your current preferred content settings to Yahoo! Asia and click ‘Finished‘.

Select Yahoo! Asia as your preferred content.Step 5: Go through the TOS and click ‘I Accept‘. (If you decline the TOS, you cannot proceed further)

Read the TOS and click I acceptStep 6: Your preferred should be ‘Yahoo! Asia‘ now. Click the ‘Finished‘ button on the top right to save the settings.

Review settings and click 'Finished'Step 7: In your main mail box page, click on Options and select Mail Options.

Click on Options and select Mail OptionsStep 8: Click on POP & Forwarding. Click the ‘Set up or edit ‘POP & Forwarding‘ link.

Click POP & Forwarding and click 'Set up or edit POP & Forwarding'Step 9: Select the Web & POP Access options. Change the other settings if necessary. Click Save.

And you are done! The settings for the POP3 and SMTP:

Incoming Mail Server (POP3): (Use SSL, port: 995)
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): (Use SSL, port: 465, use authentication)
Account Name/Username: <Your Yahoo! Mail address>
Email address: <Your Yahoo! Mail address>
Password: <Your Yahoo! Mail password>

I will post a guide later on how to setup Yahoo! Mail in your Outlook 2007. 🙂

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83 Responses to How to Enable POP3 in Yahoo! Mail

  1. Ravinder Singh Banga says:

    Thanks a lot for great work.

  2. Ravinder Singh Banga says:

    Thanks a lot for great Help

  3. Melecio Ubilas Jr. says:

    Thanks a lot. God bless

  4. Hedayatullah Hamdard says:

    It was really fantastic, I have try many other sites but they didn’t mention this part so I had configured everything but my yahoo location was not Asia yahoo, so it doesn’t work. It works for me thanks a lot.

    Appreciate it.

  5. Ummi says:

    Thank you very much! It works!

  6. TEJAS says:

    Thanks a lot…

    Quite accurate info given..

  7. megan klee says:

    i do not have the heading pop and forwarding in my yahoo mail options why not and how do i get it

  8. Ahsan Hassan says:

    Many Many thanks…..
    I have configured the Outlook 2007 with the same process. I just worked to find the proper options you showed in this configuration setup.
    Thanks Again……;)

  9. musa says:

    Thank you very much! Super man, it is works.

  10. Veera says:

    thanks a works

  11. LTC JIM says:

    YOU, sir, are a God of the technological Olympus! Thanks, it works. I paid for people to do this FOR me… they couldn’t!

  12. Sandeep says:

    Thank you very much!

  13. nice says:

    thanks, really works…

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  15. levidos says:

    I can no longer see the preferred content Dropdown.

  16. AJ says:

    this doesn’t work anymore, seems they closed this backdoor 🙁 will delete my yahoo mail coz it’s the only mail “service” who’s chargin’ for pop3 …….tz tz tz

  17. aan says:

    not work 2012

  18. Rajan says:

    Thanks a lot. It really works

  19. renee says:

    only plus member can change their pop setting now 🙁 that sucks. Gmail allows me to do pop setting, but not yahoo.

  20. @waseem sonu says:

    oh wow

    it is a great information

    please try to avoid get erased………..

  21. Baskar says:

    Tried today (sep-2012) but yahoo requires Mail Plus upgrade ($2/month) to access with POP & Forwarding.

  22. lemoncats says:

    Thanks this will be a big help! I’ll try this now!

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