12 Comments on "The Yahoo Outlook 2010 Connection"

  1. I for one definitely need a guide that’s written for total newbies to Outlook and I can tell you for sure that information on other websites were just riddles to me. Anyhow the last time I’ve used Outlook was way back in early 2000, but I want to go back to using it because I really don’t like the layout of yahoo mail and I want to go back to the more user friendly Outlook. Hopefully I’ll get it done right the first time and be able to use it straight away.

  2. Tony,

    Glad to help. I ran into the same headaches as you setting this up a few years ago. Spent waaaay too many hours following incomplete or obsolete instructions before I finally figured out how to make this work. So I figured I would share. It makes me happy when I hear from people who found my instructions useful. Thanks!


  3. I saw the layout of outlook at my friend’s place and I liked it a lot. I wanted to connect yahoo to outlook 2010 just like my friend, but the problem was that he didn’t remember how he had done it. I tried searching the web and the tutorials were far less than adequate. I just checked out the tutorial for yahoo and outlook connection on this website and I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. Finally! A guide for dummies 🙂

  4. Courtney Ernewein | September 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm |

    THANK YOU!!! This worked awesome, I had a hard time finding a post that actually helped me and I was getting sooo frustrated, and all because I didn’t have the right type of yahoo account! Thanks again!

  5. Elisabeth,

    If you just want to copy your contacts without actually sending and receiving Yahoo Mail in Outlook, you should be able to copy your contacts over.


  6. ElisabethinCA | August 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm |

    Wait… All I want to do is take my contacts that are in yahoo mail and transfer them to Outlook 2010 to use with my new att.net account…I have to pay to do that?

  7. John,

    It should work and it should not affect your use of Yahoo Mail on the iPhone and Yahoo site if you tell Outlook to leave messages on the Yahoo Mail server instead of deleting them after copying them into Outlook. You will not have to learn a new homepage. You will have independent copies of the messages on Outlook and the iPhone so you will need to manage them in both places. I do not know if you can unsubscribe from Mail Plus if you have already subscribed, but you can always disconnect the account from Outlook to get back to the same kind of configuration you have now.

    However, no one can give a 100% guarantee that everything will work perfectly in every case. Given all your concerns, it sounds like you should not do this, as there is some risk you will not achieve the access and comfort you are looking for.


  8. John W. Thompson | July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm |

    I can’t consistantly and easily use Outlook to access my Yahoo Web Mail. I have not upgraded to Yahoo Mail Plus as you advise. Can I be sure that it will work if I do the upgrade and will it effect the use of my Yahoo Mail that is working fine on my iphone and the Yahoo site. Also, will I have to learn a entire new Yahoo Mail Plus homepage? Is it easy to get back to where I am now if I am dissatisfied and don’t achieve the access and comfort I am looking for?

  9. Anil,

    The POP3 connection between Yahoo and Outlook doesn’t allow for any kind of synchronization. It allows you to copy messages from Yahoo to Outlook, and delete the copies after reading them or not, but that’s it. There’s none of the synchronization you can get when you have an IMAP connection. It isn’t clear why Yahoo supports only POP3 connections to desktops and IMAP connections to mobile devices, but that’s the way they do things.

    Sorry I can’t be of more help with this.


  10. I have a yahoo small business email which I setup in MS Outlook 2010 (POP3/SMTP) and left the option “Leave a copy of messages on the server” checked. I setup the same email in iPhone also using IMAP and SMTP. Now when I download the mails into my Outlook 2010, all messages shows as “UnRead” even if I read already in iPhone. Is there any way to synchronize between iPhone, Yahoo Mail Server and/or Outlook 2010?

  11. Lee,

    It appears that the last part of your message didn’t make it. But from what I do see here, it sounds like your account hasn’t been upgraded to Yahoo Mail Plus, or for some reason the upgrade process wasn’t finished at Yahoo’s end when you ran into this problem.

    Have you upgraded your free Yahoo Mail account to a Yahoo Mail Plus account?

    If so, can you check again to see if the connection is working now?

    Let us know what you find.



  12. I’m not able to log on to the incoming mail server, says it rejected my log in, what m I do wrong. But it will allow me to send a test email th

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