Yahoo!® Set-up in Windows® Live Mail
What is Windows Live Mail and what is the method to set up a Yahoo! account in Windows Live Mail?
Windows Live Mail is the widely used mail client. This is the latest mail client released from Microsoft. This is found to be a part of Windows Live Essentials. By using this e-mail program, you could set up many e-mail services like Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail etc. You could manage them in easily. There are many features and utilities are present in this while compared to other e-mail accounts. There is also security enhancement in this e-mail program. By using this mail client, you could send large number of photos. User could send them as thumbnails. This photo mail also has got additional features of photo editing and could add borders.
Below given points are the tips to set up Yahoo! account in Windows Live Mail:
- Enter account details
- Enter Yahoo! Mail connection settings
- Enter outgoing server settings
Enter account details
After opening Windows Live Mail, find out 'Add E-mail account'. In the new wizard, you need to enter account details. In first field, you would enter Yahoo! mail address. In the second field, you need to enter the Yahoo! Mail password. The last step is to display name. This would show how your e-mails would appear to recipients. You could customize this setting. Before going to click Next, you would make sure that you have checked the option 'Manually configure server settings for e-mail account'. You would then click 'Next'.
Enter Yahoo! Mail connection settings
After entering account details, in the next screen, you would enter the connection details. Firstly, you would enter the Incoming Server Information. This would determine how the e-mail client could be able to retrieve mails from servers from Yahoo!. You would choose POP3 as server type. The value for incoming mail server is plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com. Then choose port as 995.You would select check box for 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'. In the place for logging on select the default option 'Clear text authentication'. You would then enter user name below the Login ID. This is the name which comes before @yahoo.com.
In this section, you need to give the outgoing server settings. They are being utilized by Windows Live Mail for sending e-mails by using Yahoo! Mail service. The address of outgoing server needed is plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com. The port used is 465. Check the box called 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'. You would also check 'My outgoing server requires authentication'. After entering these details, you would then click Next. Thus, Yahoo! account set up is finished.
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