How to Check My Yahoo Mail From My Personal Mail

By Kristen Waters

Every Yahoo account holder has access to the basic version of the service. The basic version does not allow you to download your Yahoo mail to an email client such as Outlook Express or Thunderbird. Yahoo does offer a paid version of the service called Yahoo Plus. Yahoo Plus account holders can use other email clients to access their email.

Things You'll Need

  • Yahoo Plus account

Set Up Yahoo Plus

Step 1

Log in to Yahoo Plus.

Step 2

Click "Options" to open the Options drop-down menu.

Step 3

Click "POP & Forwarding."

Step 4

Click the button next to "Access Yahoo! Mail via POP" under the "Access your Yahoo! Mail Elsewhere" heading.

Set Up Your Email Program

Step 1

Open your preferred email client. Add a new email account.

Step 2

Add your display name, which is the name you want to appear in your email correspondence.

Step 3

Type your Yahoo Plus email address in the "Email Address" text box.

Step 4

Set your email server type to "POP3."

Step 5

Type "pop.mail.yahoo.com" in the incoming server text box. Use SSL encryption and set the incoming mail port to 995.

Step 6

Type "smtp.mail.yahoo.com" in the outgoing server text box.

Step 7

Type your Yahoo ID in the account name text box. Type your password.

Step 8

Set the outgoing mail port to "465" and select "this server requires a secure connection (SSL)" or similar option.