How to Set up Yahoo Mail on Mac

By using the simple MacFreePOPs interface you will easily access your Yahoo Mail account on Mac. Though there are a few other ways which will allow Yahoo Mail access to Mac but the procedure mentioned in this guide will help you in downloading messages and files with quickly and with ease. After applying the settings mentioned below, your mail will automatically be configured and you will easily send and receive emails in Mac OS X.

If by any chance you are unable to configure Yahoo Mail with your Mac OS X then contact Yahoo email service providers and brief them with your issue.


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    Before initializing the procedure you will have to download the MacFreePOPs; Click Here to download.

  • 2

    From the Menu in Mac OS X Mail, click on Mail and then select Preferences from the drop down menu.

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    Enter into the category of Accounts and click + which is present at the bottom of the Accounts list.

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    Under the heading of Full Name, type your name.

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    Under the heading of Email Address, type your Yahoo Mail address.

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    Under the heading of Password, type the password of your Yahoo Mail account.

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    In the end check the Automatically set up account checkbox and then click Continue.

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    On the next page you will have to select POP under Account Type.

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    Under the heading of Account Description enter Yahoo Mail.

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    Under the Incoming Mail Server enter Localhost. If this does not work and you encounter an issue then enter

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    You will again have to type your Yahoo Mail address under the heading of user name and then click Continue.

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    An error may occur but you should just ignore it and click, "Continue."

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    Under authentication, select Password if not selected.

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    Do not check Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and click on Continue.

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    Under the Outgoing Mail Server select an existing mail server and then click Continue.

  • 16

    Click Create and highlight the Yahoo Mail Account in the Accounts List.

  • 17

    After entering into the Advance tab type 2000 under the Port heading. Close the Accounts window and click on Save.

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