6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2014 3:44 AM by dianahk
clarkot Level 1 (0 points)

For those of us who have a Verizon/Yahoo email account and want to keep it...

I was not able to find instructions on how to set it up on my iMac or MacBook Pro Mail but after much trail and error this is what I found works for me.

 

I knew the mail account was imap because I can set up my mail account on the iPad and Android (hissss) phone but how to set it up on my iMac and MacBook Pro was the issue.

 

Here are the not obvious settings that worked for me:

 

Under the Account Information tab.....

Incoming Mail Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com

Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com

Check mark: Use Only this server

TLS Certification: None

 

Under the Advanced tab....

Check mark: Enable this Account

Check mark: Include when auto chkg for new mail

Leave IMAP Path Blank

Port: 993  Check mark: Use SSL

Authentication: Password

 

Quit out of Mail and Log Back in otherwise New Mail does not come thru.

All my mail folders I created on the Verizon/Yahoo mail site came over too.

 

Hope this helps somebody.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Verizon/Yahoo Mail Access
  • MacSooozl Level 1 (0 points)

    You just saved my hair.  I've been pulling it out all day trying to figure this out.  Setting it up as a POP brought over my inbox, but not my folders.  Yay!  You're a genius!  Thank you!

  • redskins4me Level 1 (0 points)

    I am going to try this.....thanks for sharing this!!!

  • redskins4me Level 1 (0 points)

    Darn...this didn't work for me

  • SokeyDokey Level 1 (0 points)

    Found this online

    IMAP server settings

    Want to access Yahoo Mail from a mobile device's mail app or an email program like Outlook? Here's the settings you'll need.

    Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - Requires SSL

    • Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
    • Port: 993
    • Requires SSL: Yes

    Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires SSL

    • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    • Port: 465 or 587
    • Requires SSL: Yes
    • Requires authentication: Yes

    Login info - Requires authentication

    • Email address: Your full email address (name@domain.com)
    • Password: Your account's password

    For additional assistance or complete instructions on setting up IMAP, review the help pages for your email client or mobile device.

      

  • dianahk Level 1 (0 points)

    This has worked! Thank you SokeyDokey! I have been trying to resolve this for more than a year.

  • dianahk Level 1 (0 points)

    This has worked! Thank you SokeyDokey! I have been trying to resolve this for more than a year.