Thunderbird Yahoo IMAP Settings

To configure the Yahoo mail account settings on the Thunderbird, follow these thunderbird Yahoo IMAP settings steps below:

On the browser:

  • Step 1:Open the web browser on your computer and then visit the Yahoo mail website.
  • Step 2:Enter the Yahoo mail address and the password to sign in to the Yahoo Mail account.
  • Step 3:On the home page, click the gear icon, which is beside the profile icon, at the right end of the window.
  • Step 4:Choose the Account Info option from the list of menus.
  • Step 5:Another Yahoo page opens; In the left navigation panel, click the Account security menu.
  • Step 6:Navigate to the Allow apps that use less secure sign in option and enable the option by clicking on the toggle button.
  • Step 7:After that for thunderbird Yahoo IMAP settings, sign out of the Yahoo Mail account and close the browser window.

On Thunderbird:

  • Step 1:Next, launch the Thunderbird application on the computer.
  • Step 2:Below Create a new account, click the Email option.
  • Step 3:In the Thunder welcome window, if prompted to create a new email account, skip the step to use the existing email address, or else choose to configure it later.
  • Step 4:The Mail Account Setup window appears, then fill in the necessary details in the Name, Email address, and Password categories and click Continue for thunderbird Yahoo IMAP settings.
  • Step 5:The existing configuration settings of the Thunderbird displays in the Mail Account Setup window.
  • Step 6:Click the Manual Config button to access the Thunderbird settings.
  • Step 7:In the Incoming section, choose IMAP from the drop-down menu and input the necessary information.
    • Incoming Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
    • Port: 993/143
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: Normal password
  • Step 8:For the Outgoing mail server details, use these details given below;
    • Outgoing Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    • Port: 465/587
    • SSL: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: Normal password 
    • SSL - encrypted
    • TLS - non-encrypted
  • Step 9:After making the changes for thunderbird Yahoo IMAP settings, select Done to save the mail server settings and close the window.