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Yahoo SMTP Settings – Complete Details

Yahoo Mail SMTP Settings

  • Server Address: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Username: Your Yahoo Address (e.g. example@yahoo.com)
  • Password: Your Yahoo Password
  • Port Number: 465 (With SSL)
  • Alternative Port Number: 587 (With TLS)
  • Authentication: Required
  • Sending Limits: 500 Emails a day or Emails to 100 connections a day.

Learn more about Yahoo Mail

Yahoo operates in three ways: as a content platform, a communications platform, and an advertisement platform. 

For content, Yahoo has news, sports, finance, omg, answers, games, tv, music and local listings. For communication, Yahoo has Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Instant Messenger and Yahoo Groups.

Yahoo Mail is one of the top email providers. It is second only to Gmail and Outlook in terms of users. 

As of February 2016, over one billion Yahoo Mail users were active. Yahoo Mail has two types of accounts: a basic account and a Yahoo Plus Mail account. 

We have another page dedicated to the Yahoo Plus Mail account SMTP Settings. This page will be about the basics of using Yahoo Mail.

What is Yahoo Mail’s “Less Secure Apps” Option?

Yahoo is as secure as Google when it comes to security. 

Yahoo has an extra layer of security for your account called “Less Secure Apps”. When a third-party server tries to read or enter your Yahoo mail account, it gets blocked by Yahoo servers if their security is not up to Yahoo’s standard. 

Generally, it is not recommended to enable the “Less Secure Apps” option because enabling it can be a potential risk to your Yahoo mail account and put your account’s information in danger. 

We would strongly advise against it. And if nothing works and you still want to configure the account or tool or anything with your Yahoo account, then only go for the “Less Secure Apps” option.

Here’s the process in case you need to do it:

  • Go to Account Info
  • Select “Account Security”
  • Enable “Allow Apps that use less secure sign in”

There is one catch: if you have a Yahoo account. If you have enabled the “Two Step Verification” process, you will not be able to use the “Less Secure Apps” option.

What is Yahoo Plus?

Yahoo Plus mail is similar to regular Yahoo mail. They both have the same services and features. 

But with Yahoo Plus Mail, you won’t see any ads on your screen.

Yahoo Plus Mail SMTP Settings

  • Server Address: plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Username: Your Yahoo! Mail user name
  • Password: Your Yahoo! Mail Password
  • Port Number: 465
  • Authentication: Required
  • Sending Limits: 500 Emails a day or Emails to 100 connections a day.