IMAP vs POP3 - How to Email in the 21st Century

POP is bad. IMAP is good.

Add Your Yahoo Account to Outlook 2016 Using IMAP settings

Open Outlook 2016 and go to the File tab.

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Then, just above the Account Settings button, click Add Account.

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Select Manual setup or additional server types.

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Then under Choose Service select POP or IMAP.

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Add your user information and your server information,

Account type: IMAP

Incoming mail server:

Outgoing mail server (SMTP):

Then add your logon information as shown below.

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Go to More settings and select the Outgoing server tab.

Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select the radio button next to Use same settings as my incoming mail server.

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In the same window go to the Advanced tab and verify the following.

Incoming server (IMAP): 993 or 143

Incoming server encrypted connection: SSL

Outgoing server (SMTP): 587 or 465

Outgoing server encrypted connection: TLS or Auto

Click OK when finished.

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Now click Next.

If you've entered everything correctly, both testing tasks will be completed successfully and then you can close that little window and again click Next.

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You'll get a reassuring "You're all set!" message at this point finally,

Click Finish.

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And now you can check your emails through Outlook 2016 with the added power of IMAP.

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