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Issue: Yahoo Mail Settings Not Working  

There are quite a few third-party applications like Outlook or Mac Mail, that will be making use of the IMAP or POP settings to connect to the Yahoo Mail account. There are different possibilities as to why the Yahoo Mail settings are not working on the email client.We will now be looking at some methods to troubleshoot the Yahoo mail settings not working problem and make sure Yahoo mail settings start working again.

Yahoo mail settings not working

METHOD 1: CHECK IF YAHOO MAIL SETTINGS ARE WORKING

  • Open the default browser.
  • Enter the Yahoo mail URL and log in to your Yahoo account.
  • Click the Compose mail button and send an email to your secondary email account (Gmail) and see if you are receiving the email.
  • Now, if you did not receive the mail, you can proceed to the next method to fix the Yahoo mail settings not working issue. 

METHOD 2: CHECK THE POP/IMAP SERVER SETTINGS

 

You need to verify if you have entered the proper email settings for both the Incoming mail server and Outgoing mail servers.

Incoming Mail Server (IMAP)

  • Server name: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port number: 993
  • Encryption Method: SSL/TLS 

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)

  • Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 465
  • Encryption: SSL/TLS  

METHOD 3: FIREWALL AND THIRD-PARTY APPS INTERRUPTION

  • Make sure the firewall and other antivirus application installed on your computer are not blocking the ports of your email account.
  • If required, you can disable the Windows Defender on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Click the Windows icon located at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Go to the Settings window and click the Update & Security option. 
  • The Update & Security page will open. Click the Windows Security option on the left side of the pane.
  • Scroll down and click the Firewall & Network protection button on the right side of the page.
  • Select the Public Network (active) option.
  • Now, you have to disable the option for Windows Defender Firewall. Click the slider to disable the option and the color will turn from blue to gray.

Make sure you remove any untrusted third-party application you have installed on your computer. Now, the Yahoo mail settings not working issue should be fixed.