Configure Yahoo Mail into Outlook 2019/ 2016

Updated on November 17, 2023 by Nasir Khan

Summary: The number of email clients that we enjoy today definitely make it difficult for us to choose which email client is the best. While Yahoo Mail is the oldest email client, MS Outlook is the latest one that we have in our bucket. Often users switch from the former to the latter. In this article, we will discuss some manual and professional solutions that help us to configure Yahoo Mail into MS Outlook 2019/2016.


MS Outlook has become the most popular email client among the users. One mustn't really be surprised with the reasons behind its popularity. The email client is loaded with many advanced features which add to the utility of the email client over the period of time. With MS Outlook, users can work offline, filter their emails, schedule their replies and access multiple email accounts at the same time. These features are, of course, not available in email clients such as Yahoo Mail. Therefore, users with their accounts in Yahoo Mail often look forward to configuring it with MS Outlook. This promises them a better accessibility and readability. Let us discuss some common reasons and methods to configure Yahoo Mail with MS Outlook.

Reasons to export Yahoo Mail to MS Outlook

There are many obvious reasons for configuring Yahoo Mail with MS Outlook. Let us explore some of them:

  • MS Outlook comes with many advanced features which makes managing information much easier and convenient.
  • Users get constant support to handle any problems and issues.
  • MS Outlook comes with an easy interface with loads of features. features

Methods to configure Yahoo Mail with MS Outlook

Before discussing some common methods to configure Yahoo Mail with MS Outlook, we need to remember a few things.

Allow apps that use less secure sign-in

Here are the steps that you need to follow for this.

  • 1. Sign-in to your Yahoo.
  • Configure Yahoo Mail with MS Outlook
  • 2. Select Account Info.
  • Step 2
  • 3. Go to Account Security.
  • Step 3
  • 4. Click the checkbox with 'Allow apps that use less secure sign in' option.
  • Step 4

Generate APP Password

Generating the latest password is very important. Follow the steps given below for the best results

  • 1. Sign in to your Yahoo Mail. Go to Account Security. Click on Generate app Password.
  • Generate APP Password
  • 2. Click on MS Outlook from the desktop. Click on Generate Password.
  • step 2
  • 3. Enter your password and copy that to a secure location.
  • step 3

Methods to configure

Let us discuss the latest methods to configure Yahoo Mail in MS Outlook 2019/2016.

  • 1. Open MS Outlook. Go to File. Go to Info and click on Add Account.
  • Manual steps to Configure Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2016 and 2019
  • 2. Enter the credentials of your Yahoo Account and click on Connect.
  • Step 2
  • 3. Enter your password and click on Connect.
  • Step 3
  • 4. Click on Done. Your Yahoo Account has been added successfully

If you face any connectivity issues, you can also add your account manually. During the manual setup, you will be required to specify the incoming and outgoing email servers, along with their respective port numbers.

  • 1. When you input the Yahoo email address, check the option ‘Let me set up my account manually.’ And click Connect.
  • Configure incoming and outgoing email servers in Outlook
  • 2. Select IMAP from options.
  • Step 2
  • 3. Enter the app password generated earlier and click on Connect.
  • Step 3
  • 4. If there is any issue connecting to the Account, then you can choose Change Account Settings.
  • Step 4
  • 5. On the IMAP Accounts Settings page, you need to fulfil the following
    • a. Incoming mail –; port number – 993.
    • b. Encryption method – SSL/TLS.
    • c. Outgoing mail – and its port number as 465.
    • d. Encryption method – SSL/TLS.
  • 6. Click on Next.
  • Step 6
  • 7. Input the Password of Yahoo Account and click on Connect.
  • Step 7
  • 8. Click on Done.

Regain Yahoo Email Backup: A Professional solution

The method that we have explained above is not only complicated and time consuming, but also at the same time it increases the risk of data loss to a great extent. That is why in such a situation, there is a need to use a tool that automatically backs up your entire data and reduces the risk of data loss. Regain Yahoo Email Backup tool is one such automatic solution that helps to backup all the data from MS Outlook. This tool comes with an easy interface and offers the following benefits to users:


Software Features:

  • Allows complete backup of Yahoo mails to PST and other file formats (EML, EMLX, MBOX, MSG) along with attachments and all mailbox data items.
  • The Incremental Backup feature takes backup of only newly-added data except the previously backed-up data.
  • Comes with Pause and Resume options to let users pause the backup process and resume it later.
  • Supports backup of Yahoo emails to local drive, personal computer, Hard Drive, flash drive, USB.
  • Facilitates migration of Yahoo mails to Office 365 account and Live Exchange Server mailboxes.
  • Allows selective Yahoo mails backup and preserves folder/sub-folder hierarchy throughout the backup process.


We have elaborated in detail the process to configure your Yahoo Mail with MS Outlook in great detail. This is the easiest way to do this. However, it is always advisable to rely on the third party tool to ensure that there is no data loss. This will help to maintain the integrity of data.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1: Do I need to create the App Password when configuring Yahoo Mail to Outlook 2016/2019 versions?

Ans: Yes, creating an App Password is a must to configure Yahoo Mail to Outlook. You must click on the Account Security tab after launching Yahoo Mail and click on the Generate App Password for Yahoo Mail. You can replace it using the two-factor authentication.

Q2: What is the best alternative to get Yahoo Mail in Outlook without manually synchronizing to Outlook?

Ans: To get Yahoo Mail in Outlook, you can opt for the Yahoo Mail backup in PST file format, and after having data in PST file, you can simply add PST to Outlook and get Yahoo Mail data in Outlook. For this, the Yahoo Mail Backup Tool by Regain Software is a recommended professional tool.

Q3: Will I get the same meta properties and folder hierarchy after having Yahoo Mail backup in PST and adding PST in Outlook?

Ans: Yes, you will get the original meta properties and folder hierarchy if you back up Yahoo Mail using the professional Regain Yahoo Mail Backup utility. The tool works in the read-only mode; hence doesn’t alter the originality.

Q4: Can I open and access PST files in an Outlook account regardless of its version?

Ans: Outlook version 2003 and later has the Unicode PST file as the default. Older ANSI PST files are now old technologies and are out of the market. So, you can add and access PST files having Yahoo Mail data in any Outlook version from 2003 to the latest one.