Yahoo Mail and GMail configuration settings for setup in Outlook 2016


Last updated: October 2018

Applicability: Office 365, 2019, 2016,2013. Windows operating systems.

Here’s a question from Selena:

I used to read only Outlook mail in Outlook 2016. But I’ve heard that i can also use Outlook to access my Gmail and Yahoo Mail accounts. Is so, how to configure my Yahoo and Gmail mailboxes in Outlook 2016?

Thanks. Read further to learn how to add your Yahoo and Gmail mailboxes into Microsoft Outlook 2016.



Bonus: Download the step-by-step guide that will show you how to setup Gmail and Yahoo Email in Microsoft Outlook in less than 10 minutes.

Adding Yahoo Mail to Outlook

  • Open your Outlook 2016, click on File and select Add Account in Info menu.

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  • In the Auto Account Setup, check on Manual setup or additional server types and click Next.

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  • Then, check on POP or IMAP and click Next.

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  • First off, enter your Name and Email address of your yahoo account.
  • In the Server information, set Account Settings as IMAP.
  • Incoming Mail: imap.mail.yahoo.com.
  • Outgoing Mail: smtp.mail.yahoo.com .
  • Now type your Yahoo Account password in the Logon Information.

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  • Click on More Settings … select Outgoing service and check on Use same settings as my incoming server.

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  • Click on Advance menu and enter the following accordingly in the space provided.

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  • Enter 993 in Incoming server (IMAP) and select SSL in Encrypted connection.
  • Enter 465 in outgoing server (SMTP) and select SSL in Encrypted connection.
  • Click OK and select Next in Add Account dialog box.
  • Done! you have added your Yahoo account in Outlook 2016.

Setup configuration for Gmail on Outlook

If you are using a MAC OSX operating system, you might want to look at our guide for adding GMail to Outlook on MAC.

Windows users, kindly proceed as following:

  • Open your Outlook, click on File and select Add Account in Info menu.
  • In the Auto Account Setup, check on Manual setup or additional server types and click Next.
  • Then, check on POP or IMAP and click Next.
  • Enter Name and Email address of your Gmail account in the given blank space.
  • In the Server information, set Account Settings as POP3.
  • Incoming Mail : pop.gmail.com.
  • Outgoing Mail: smtp.gmail.com .
  • Enter your Gmail Account password in the Logon Information.

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  • Click on More Settings … select Outgoing service and check on Use same settings as my incoming server.

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  • Click on Advance menu and enter the following accordingly in the space provided.

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      • Enter 993 in Incoming server (POP) and select SSL in Encrypted connection.
      • Enter 465 in outgoing server (SMTP) and select SSL in Encrypted connection.
      • Click OK .
      • Back in Add Account dialog box, hit Next.
      • You are all set!

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