If you want to download incoming Yahoo emails from the e-mail client, you will need the settings of the Yahoo Mail POP server. Sometimes your e-mail client has an error because you may have configured the wrong POP server settings. Then you will not be able to access YAHOO mail or download new mail.
Set Yahoo Mail POP server
- Yahoo Mail POP server address: pop.mail.yahoo.com
- Yahoo Mail POP user name: Your Yahoo Mail username (e.g. "ufask" is the username for the "[email protected]" email address). Some email clients might require that you use the full address. If using just the username doesn't work, try attaching the end to the address also, to include the "@yahoo.com" section.
- Yahoo Mail POP password: Your Yahoo Mail password
- Yahoo Mail POP port: 995
- Yahoo Mail POP TLS/SSL required: yes
It's easy for you to type in a wrong password, which is a common reason why you can't access YAHOO mail. If you know you're typing the "correct" password, but it doesn't work properly after repeated attempts, consider that you may have actually forgotten it.
What is the difference between POP and IMAP?
Using POP can only Download E-mail. Your actions on the client side, such as read, send, move or delete, are stored locally. POP is one-way synchronous, it can only download information from the server, and can not make any changes to the server.
If you send e-mail from your cell phone, you cannot view the mail sent from the computer, and vice versa. For Yahoo, you can't see what you're sending unless you've visited the same device and viewed a list of sent messages.
These "problems" are not the problems of YAHOO mail, but the inherent limitations in POP. IMAP solves this problem and provides full bi-directional synchronization. You can send e-mail and e-mail folders from any device to the server.