Yahoo SMTP Settings: How to Connect Email Client or WordPress Site

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Knowing this opens up a lot of possibilities. You can configure your desktop or mobile email client to send and receive emails using your Yahoo Mail account. If you have a WordPress website, you can also configure your site to send its emails using Yahoo Mail’s SMTP server, which is a great free way to improve your site’s email deliverability.

In this post, we’ll quickly go over Yahoo SMTP server details, along with its POP3 and IMAP settings. Then we’ll show you how to connect your email client to the Yahoo SMTP server.

Later, we’ll cover how you can configure your WordPress site to send emails via the free Yahoo Mail SMTP server.

Excited? Let’s roll out!

What Are the Yahoo SMTP Settings?

To kick things off, let’s go straight to the Yahoo SMTP settings. We’ll provide greater context for this information later if you need extra help.

Here are all the essential details you’ll need:

  • SMTP Server:
  • Port: 465 or 587 (learn more about SMTP ports)
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
  • Authentication: Yes (choose Login if multiple options available)
  • Username: Your full Yahoo Mail email address (e.g. [email protected])
  • Password: Your Yahoo Mail app password (it’s not the password you use to log in to Yahoo Mail — we’ll show you how to generate this below)

Using the Yahoo SMTP settings listed above, the Yahoo Mail SMTP server lets you send up to 500 emails per day.

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How to Create an App Password for Yahoo Mail

To use the Yahoo Mail SMTP server, you first need to create a dedicated app password. Earlier, you could use your Yahoo Mail password, but Yahoo updated this requirement to improve security. Now, you need to generate a unique app password.

Thankfully, generating a Yahoo Mail app password is pretty straightforward. To get started, go to your account settings area and then click on the Account Security tab.

You can access your account settings area by clicking on your username/icon in the top-right corner. Or, you can click this link to go straight to the account security area (as long as you’re logged in to Yahoo Mail already).

Then, click the Generate app password link under the Other ways to sign in section.

How to create a Yahoo Mail App Password.

You should now see a popup. Go ahead and click the blue Get started button in the popup to advance.

Enter your app name, which is just an internal



This article was written by Salman Ravoof and originally published on Blog – Kinsta.

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