Many of us use yahoo mail for our individual and business email conversations. We need to maintain multiple email accounts for different reasons. Sometimes we need to work offline also. But yahoo email does not support all these features as yahoo mail is a web-based email service provider. We need an email client to get all these features together. Microsoft Outlook can be a great solution for this issue. But do you know how to add a yahoo account to Outlook? Adding Yahoo account to Outlook is very easy and simple. Today I will let you guys know how to add a Yahoo email account to Microsoft Outlook.
Are you a user of Gmail? Do you know Outlook also can be configured with Gmail? If you do not know, the following article is only for you:
Outlook Vs. Yahoo mail
Let us clear our concept first. Let’s know what Outlook is and what yahoo mail is. What are the basic differences between them? Why does Outlook need to configure for yahoo mail?
What is Outlook? How does it work?
Outlook is an email client for sending, receiving, and managing emails. Outlook is a desktop application that downloads email from the email server and stores it on a local hard drive. That is why Outlook is accessible offline. Outlook has two standard protocols for contacting email servers POP and IMAP. With these two protocols, Outlook connects with the email server.
To learn more about IMAP and POP, please read my content below:
What is Yahoo mail?
Yahoo mail is a web-based free email service provider like Gmail and other webmail services. It is one of the oldest email service providers in the world. Like other email service providers, yahoo mail also recently upgraded its features and facilities.
Why do you need to set up yahoo mail in Outlook?
You already understood what outlook is and how it works from my above discussion. Outlook is an email client that is a desktop application. It downloads emails from the source email server and stores them in the local hard drive to access offline. You have to set up yahoo mail in Outlook to show how Outlook will communicate with the yahoo mail server to download emails.
How to add a Yahoo account to Outlook?
To add a Yahoo account to Outlook only need to perform two steps.
- Prepare yahoo mail for Outlook set up.
- Configure Outlook for yahoo mail.