Updated February 9, 2013
Configure Outlook for Yahoo Mail
Yahoo & Outlook are both giants in the email world. Yahoo Mail has tens of millions of users, and Outlook is the standard email program for businesses around the world. Consequently, the number of people who use both of them is also huge. It only makes sense to do what you can to make the two of them work together smoothly.
That’s what this page is all about. It points you to the information and resources you need to configure Outlook for Yahoo Mail, and otherwise make the two of them work together.
The Yahoo Outlook Connection – Configure Outlook for Yahoo Mail
Reading some of your mail in one place and some in another is a pain. So it is no surprise that I’m constantly getting asked, “How do I configure Outlook for Yahoo?” (translation: Is it possible to use Outlook to manage my Yahoo Mail?).
Fortunately, it isn’t hard to set this up, and I’ve shown many folks the exact steps for doing so with Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010 over the years. The links that follow take you to my detailed, illustrated, time-tested instructions for doing exactly that:
- Configure Outlook 2003 for Yahoo Mail
- Configure Outlook 2007 for Yahoo Mail
- Configure Outlook 2010 for Yahoo Mail
After You Configure Outlook for Yahoo Mail, Copy Your Yahoo Contacts Over
Once you configure Outlook for Yahoo Mail, you are halfway home. Being able to manage your Yahoo Mail through Outlook can simplify your life. But not if you have to manually copy all your Yahoo Mail contacts over to Outlook.
I’m sure you will be relieved to know that you don’t have to do this. You can copy the contacts en masse from your Yahoo account to Outlook. The links below show you how to do exactly that.
Highlight Messages from Your Yahoo Mail Account
If you want to make it really easy to tell which messages in your Inbox came from the Exchange server and which from your Yahoo account, you might want to learn how to highlight Outlook messages.
The idea here is that you could make messages from your Yahoo Mail account appear in a different font or color when you are looking at the Inbox Pane, thus making it easier to pick them out among all the messages you get each day.
This is very easy to do once you know where to change the settings. To learn how to highlight Outlook messages, click one of the following links:
Now that you can configure Outlook for Yahoo mail & get your contacts moved over, you can:
Learn about using Outlook with other web-based email services by visiting this Outlook 2010 Email Accounts page.
Go to the Outlook 2010 home page.
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