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How to Download Emails From Yahoo to Outlook to Make Backup into PST

In this blog, we will explain methods to download yahoo email to Outlook. Now a day email communication is widely used by the home user and business users, every person uses email service to communication purpose. Sometimes backup of emails are required for future concern so now user can make a backup of yahoo account emails by using Outlook to download emails from yahoo account, but the question is how to download emails from yahoo?

Yahoo is the web based mail client provide facility mail service, manage and organize the email of yahoo user, it is similar to windows Live Mail and Gmail. Outlook is a desktop based email client user can manage multiple accounts, Outlook provides facility to the user can manage and sync yahoo, Gmail web-mail accounts into Outlook.  The user can import yahoo emails into Outlook by using Outlook.


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Manual Way to Download email from yahoo to Outlook

Today’s email communication broadly use and user use different medium and service to email communication yahoo are one of them. If user wants to download email from yahoo account into Outlook email client to access yahoo email into Outlook and make a local copy of the email, so this is can be done by the Outlook email application. Follow the given steps to download the emails from yahoo account:

To make a backup of yahoo emails by Outlook you need to synchronize yahoo account with Outlook email client:-

Steps 1: Open Outlook and select “File” from the menu bar then “Info >> Add Account >> Manual Configure Server Setting” and click on “Next” button to continue.

Step 2: Choose “Internet Email” from the Add New Account.

Step 3: Click “Next” Enter your Yahoo email address and Password.

Step 4: Type “pop.mail.yahoo.com” as Incoming server, and type “smtp.mail.yahoo.com” for Outgoing server.

Step 5: Select “POP3” from the Account Type.

Step 6: Click on “More Setting” and then enter a name for the account.

Step 7: Select the “Outgoing Server” and make sure checked “use same Setting as My Incoming Server” and “My SMTP Require Authentication”.

Step 8: Now enter the port of Incoming and Outgoing server by selecting the “Advanced” tab then enter POP server port “995” and Incoming server port “465”. Choose “SSL” as the encryption type and select “This Server Required an Encryption Connection”.

Step 9: Click on “OK”  then “Next” and the click on “Finish”. And Restart Outlook.

Step 10: Click the “Send/Receive” tab and select “Send/Receive All Folder”. Now, all your Yahoo folder are visible in Outlook.

Disadvantages of downloading yahoo emails by Outlook

By using above solution user can easily downloaded data from yahoo account and import yahoo emails into Outlook. After downloading emails from yahoo account to Outlook user can easily access these email into Outlook, but after working with above solution user can face some errors with POP protocol because POP (post office Protocol) protocol download all email and also will delete emails from server, this procedure require POP to downloading email from yahoo, and the manual procedure also required some technical knowledge to perform the above task.

How to Download and Make Backup of yahoo email When Manual solution doesnt Work

Above manual solution are required technical knowledge and also has some disadvantages, but if you worked with manual method and then you does not get the result due to technical error from your side then you need to move on other solution like the commercial product. One technically developed tool is available known as Yahoo backup tool to export yahoo email to PST. The software download the email from Yahoo account into Outlook PST, MBOX, MSG, EML file format and Make a local backup and also that backup is accessible into the Email client. The tool provides multiple file formats to download yahoo emails, you can select PST file format if you want to access yahoo emails into Outlook email application locally.


In the final conclusion, Above both manual, and commercial solutions are made the backup of Yahoo emails, you can choose any method to download emails from Yahoo email account. Yahoo backup tool is 100% safe, easy and effective solution to perform this task without data loss, and any technical knowledge.

By Venn Torrence

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