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Setup Yahoo Email IMAP on Thunderbird

The Mozilla Thunderbird is now grown up and is having full of features. You can now Add yahoo mail account using IMAP on Thunderbird. IMAP protocol keeps your mails in server folders and presents a virtual copy to you for access. If you are moved or deleted a mail in PC, it will reflect in the server too. That is the easy and convenient part of IMAP. Any activity on your email with any device like iPad, PC or iPhone will reflect in your Yahoo Email account in all the devices. You don’t need any yahoo business account to setup imap account now.thunder-yahoo 00

Earlier, it was difficult to add your email accounts due to various settings and different port numbers. Now a days adding an email account to Thunderbird is simple and to setup Yahoo Email IMAP on Thunderbird is easy procedure. If you don’t have Thunderbird, please install it from here.


Open Thunderbird and go to tools—>Account settings. The account settings window will be opened and now you can click on Account Actions—>Add mail account.

Add yahoo mail account using IMAP


The new account window will be opened. In that, fill your name, yahoo email address and password and then click on Continue.

Add yahoo mail account using IMAP


Thunderbird will check for the settings and then it will prompt the mode you want to configure your account. Here you can select IMAP to sync to the server folders while you are doing something with your mail. If you delete your mail in Thunderbird, it will also be deleted from the server.

Add yahoo mail account using IMAP


Once you selected IMAP in the option, it will show the IMAP server address as imap.mail.yahoo.com. Now you can click on Done as you are finished with the setup.

Add yahoo mail account using IMAP


Here is the final setup details in the order of Server Name, Port Number, Security.

Incoming Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com, 993, SSL/TLS

Outgoing Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com, 465, SSL/TLS


Thunderbird is supporting Gmail, Yahoo and other email services with IMAP protocol. All those email services, the setup part is easy and plug and play.


  1. Does not work for win 10. since upgrading to win 10 thunderbird fails to log in and connect to yahoo mail via imap or pop

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