Yahoo mail setup on iPhone

On this page you find the Yahoo mail settings for iPhone. Follow the step-by-step iPhone guide or use the settings overview with the imap and pop3 server email settings for Yahoo.

iPhone guide to setup Yahoo mail

1 Open 'Settings', click on 'Passwords & accounts' and 'Add account'.

Click on your provider name if it's listed, otherwise click on 'Other'

2 Choose 'Add mail account', and enter the following information:

Name: your own name
Email: your Yahoo email address
Password: your Yahoo email password
Description: a personal description

3 Choose imap and enter the following details under 'Incoming mail server':

Hostname: imap.mail.yahoo.com
Username: your Yahoo email address
Password: your Yahoo email password

4 Under 'Outgoing mail server' enter the details below and choose 'next':

Hostname: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Username: your Yahoo email address
Password: your Yahoo email password

5 Make sure 'Email' is checked and click 'Save'.

Your email account is now saved. In the next steps we check if all settings are correct.

6 Click on your newly created email address and choose 'Advanced'. Make sure that the following data is correct under 'Incoming server':

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 993

7 Go back to the previous screen and under 'Outgoing server' click on smtp.mail.yahoo.com. Make sure the following information is correct:

Use SSL: on
Identity check: password
Server port: 587

8 Choose 'Done' at the top right and restart the iPhone to activate the settings.

Congratulations, your account is now set up. Open the mail app to use your account.

Question and Answer

Have a question regarding your iPhone email setup or think you can help other Yahoo users out? Please comment below!

  • Have followed all the instructions above to the letter but cannot get iphone 6 to sycronise with yahoo - any ideas ?

    1 month ago
  • My outgoing mail first work for 5 days. It is really important to me to be able to send and forward emails. Unfortunately I can’t and I would like this issue to be solved ASAP.

    2 months ago
  • I am having trouble receiving emails on my iPad because it says the incoming server is not working and all my information is correct. Have I missed doing something when it is telling me the account has already been added?

    3 months ago
  • When Facebook sends something to my email it’s in Spanish

    3 months ago
  • I am having problems with incoming email

    4 months ago
  • I don't have an incoming mail server. i get mail but no notifications

    5 months ago
  • Having the exact same issue as "Trying to add y account, when I get to step 7 it won’t go any further, message says that this email may not be able to send or receive emails. And that it won’t connect to SSl." Please help I have tried everything I possibly can from hours of searching the internet for solutions to this problem and nothing works!?

    6 months ago
  • My iPhone says that my sever will not send or receive any email why

    6 months ago
  • Hi iam

    6 months ago
  • Cannot get incoming mail and can’t remember my password

    6 months ago

Mail settings Yahoo

POP / IMAP imap
Incoming server imap.mail.yahoo.com
Incoming port 993
SSl (security) incoming ssl
Outgoing server smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Outgoing port 587
Requires sign-in yes