The last thing you want is to leave all of your messages behind when switching to a new email provider. Some messages you could do without, but you’ll certainly need access to your business-related correspondence. Microsoft Outlook lets you add compatible email accounts, including Yahoo, so that your messages are conveniently accessible from one place. One way to move your email is to select every folder in Yahoo and forward them all to Outlook; however, this is this tedious, and you will have to recreate and reorganize the folders afterward. A better solution is to synchronize the two accounts to keep everything intact.
1 Open Outlook and select “File | Info | Add Account | Manually Configure Server Settings.” Click “Next” to continue.
2. Choose “Internet Email” from the Add New Account window.
3. Click “Next.” Enter your Yahoo email address and password on the next page. Check the “Remember Password” option to avoid being prompted each time you log in.
4 Type “pop.mail.yahoo.com” as the incoming mail server, and type “smtp.mail.yahoo.com” for the outgoing server.
5. Select “POP3” from the Account Type drop-down menu.
6. Click “More Settings” and enter a name for the account in the Mail Account field.
7. Select the “Outgoing Server” tab and make sure that “Use Same Settings as My Incoming Mail Server” and “My SMTP Requires Authentication” are checked.
8. Select the “Advanced” tab, type “995” for the POP3 server and type “465” for the SMTP server. Choose “SSL” as the encryption type and make sure that “This Server Requires an Encrypted Connection” is selected.
9. Click “OK,” “Next,” and then click “Finish.” Exit and restart Outlook.
10. Click the “Send/Receive” tab and select “Send/Receive All Folders.” All of your Yahoo folders are now visible in Outlook.