How to Import & Access Yahoo Mail to Outlook Express?

Written By Ashwani Tiwari
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Published On December 2nd, 2022
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This article illustrates you how to access Yahoo mail to Outlook easily so that you aren’t left behind and the procedure is successfully done without any errors.

Yahoo is a free email service and third-largest web-based email service used among the users all around. Due to its monopoly in the online market, it has grabbed a very large number of users, but users have distinct demands and expectations, that vary from user to user and which cannot be fully filled by Yahoo email service.

If you wish to switch from Yahoo and your biggest dilemma is how to access Yahoo mail into Outlook Express, then your search ends here. We have elaborated here some really simple steps to perform the required procedure, all you need to do is install Outlook express on your local machine, and make few changes in their settings

Note: “Outlook Express uses “POP3” to access any account on server & then download a message to your computer, but Yahoo email service is not embedded with POP3 services and in order to activate this service, you need to pay for it. “

Steps to Access yahoo mail to Outlook Express

Step1: Firstly Click Tools/Accounts Settings.


Step2: Now click on Mail Tab.


Step3: There an option to Add  click on it and then select Mail.

Step4: When prompted then enter following Info:

  • Display Name – Write your name.
  • Email Address – Yahoo mail address.
  • Server Type – POP3
  • Server Info – Here you need to confirm that your setting match the Yahoo Mail POP settings.
  • Account Name – Full Yahoo mail address
  • Password – Yahoo mail password
access yahoo mail to outlook express
  • Deselect Log on using (SPA) Secure Password Authentication.
  • At last

Step 5:Now select your New Account and then click on Properties.


Step 6:Click the Servers tab.

  • My server requires authentication(Select).
  • Now Click on Apply.

Step 7:There an option to click  on Advanced tab.

  • Enter 465 in the Outgoing mail (SMTP)
  • Select (SSL)
  • Enter 995 in the Incoming mail (POP3)
  • Again Select (SSL)
  • Select Leave a copy of message on server
  • Now click
access yahoo mail to outlook express

Step 8: Click Close.

Step 9: Restart Outlook Express.

Step10: Select Send/ Receive to start getting mail from Yahoo Mail.

This way you can access Yahoo mail in Outlook express. An alternative solution to his method is discussed below.

Alternate or Efficient Solution

Yahoo Backup Tool is an effective utility to add Yahoo mail in various mail clients. It also provides the option to easily add Yahoo to Outlook Express. The utility saves the email in EML format. And the files in this format are easily imported to the Outlook Express. Use this tool and perform the simple steps to import Yahoo mail to Outlook express.

Steps to Access Yahoo Mail to Outlook

Step-1: Run the tool and login with Yahoo account


Step-2: Select EML format to access Yahoo mail in Outlook express

select eml

Step-3: Browse the desired location.

browse location

Step=4: Start the process to export mail in Outlook express format

start tool

Step-5: Drag the Yahoo mail EML file and drop the files in the mail folder.


Yahoo mail is a popular webmail client. The users can have access to any other email client by configuring it on the mail client. This article has covered the process in which you can access Yahoo mail to Outlook Express. Multiple solutions are covered so that you get all your data moved to the Outlook Express from the Yahoo mail efficiently.


By Ashwani Tiwari

Being a Chief Technical Analyst, I am aware of the technicalities faced by the user while working with multiple technologies. So, through my blogs and articles, I love to help all the users who face various challenges while dealing with technology.