SOLVED Setting up Outlook 2010 with pop3/imap SMTP


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I tried to set up Microsoft Outlook to read my Yahoo POP 3 and IMAP and this is what i typed in for the required slots:
As account type I put in POP 3 (the 1st time and then did the below again this time with IMAP) then.
incoming mail server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
The above found on the yahoo page regarding this subject.
Followed by my correct username (the full email address and correct password but in testing the account settings in outlook
The message was: "Log onto incoming mail server (POP 3) failed" and the same thing for the testing of email sent/received.
I followed instructions made here:
Set up email in Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013
http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/office-online-help/set-up-email-in-outlook-2010-or-outlook-2013-HA104062066.aspx?CTT=1#_Find_your_POP
What was done wrong?
 
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According to this Article POP3 is only supported on Yahoo Free accounts if your settings say you are in Asia.
 
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I tried to set up Microsoft Outlook to read my Yahoo POP 3 and IMAP and this is what i typed in for the required slots:
As account type I put in POP 3 (the 1st time and then did the below again this time with IMAP) then.
incoming mail server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
The above found on the yahoo page regarding this subject.
Followed by my correct username (the full email address and correct password but in testing the account settings in outlook
The message was: "Log onto incoming mail server (POP 3) failed" and the same thing for the testing of email sent/received.
I followed instructions made here:
Set up email in Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013
http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/office-online-help/set-up-email-in-outlook-2010-or-outlook-2013-HA104062066.aspx?CTT=1#_Find_your_POP
What was done wrong?
Have a look at this ..................
Access Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Outlook 2010
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/outlook-sln4666.html

*** Make sure you have enabled POP access first.***
 
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I tried to set up Microsoft Outlook to read my Yahoo POP 3 and IMAP and this is what i typed in for the required slots:
As account type I put in POP 3 (the 1st time and then did the below again this time with IMAP) then.
incoming mail server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
The above found on the yahoo page regarding this subject.
Followed by my correct username (the full email address and correct password but in testing the account settings in outlook
The message was: "Log onto incoming mail server (POP 3) failed" and the same thing for the testing of email sent/received.
I followed instructions made here:
Set up email in Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013
http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/office-online-help/set-up-email-in-outlook-2010-or-outlook-2013-HA104062066.aspx?CTT=1#_Find_your_POP
What was done wrong?
The immediate issue is using an imap server for pop3 (that's why you got that particular message). See this link about IMAP vs. POP3: http://www.diffen.com/difference/IMAP_vs_POP3.

There are four kinds of Yahoo email service--free, premium, and free and premium in certain countries. In most of the world, you have to pay a premium for Yahoo pop3 service (free only gives you webmail access). In certain countries, the free service includes pop3. If you are paying for premium service using a "local" Yahoo account, you can use the pop.mail.yahoo.com and smtp.mail.yahoo.com servers (with the appropriate other settings). However, Yahoo also provides "premium" servers (no idea what the difference in performance might be; it might relate just to the absence of advertising, which is supposedly suppressed on any premium service, anyway). These servers are plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com and plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (the other settings are the same).

Yahoo in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, and the UK offer free pop3. You just need to set up an account on one of those servers (you don't need to live in one of those countries). Those servers have a country designation and look like this (UK example): pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk and pop.smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk and for premium accounts: plus.pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk and plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk. I don't think it's enough to simply specify those servers to create a free pop3 account but I don't know for sure. This link explains how to set up a "foreign" account: http://techblissonline.com/yahoo-pop-email-settings/

These are the port and security settings (applies to all pop3/smtp servers): https://help.yahoo.com/kb/popnbspsettings-yahoo-mail-sln4724.html
 
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I had found the solution--I think it had something to do with setting up specific details regarding the pop type here and there. Sorry I can't recall. I have been so busy that I neglected to say so way back when. Sorry about this, it was wrong of me to do so.
thanks to all
 

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