How to Setup Yahoo Mail on Android Devices

Yahoo Mail LogoYahoo! Will be the only thing after knowing on how you can set your personal Yahoo account in your mighty Android phone. With a brilliant expertise from the tables of Yahoo and the smart technology by Android, your mail experience with Yahoo will never be the same again. So, let’s check out on how you can easily set your Yahoo mail on your Android phone. All together this app truly provides the best touch experiences with a neat user interface which sets the mood to mail. Don’t blame me if you have stopped messaging and started mailing more as this really is a great application on the move.

With this application which is Yahoo! For Android, you can not only enjoy the convenience of mail but also you can stay updated with the latest with the help of the integrated Yahoo Messenger with which you will never be out of communication. With multiple account support, inbox preview option of the mails, preview of photos right in your mailbox, push notifications, add up the options like smart folders and the powerful search along with the capability of rich text as well as the emoticons you can give your mail a great new overall experience.

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So, with just desktop like experience, you will never feel that you are left out with any options like that as the overall experience is just fabulous. So, let’s see on how you can easily download and install the same on your Android phone.

How to set up Yahoo! Mail with your mobile client using IMAP

  • On your Android phone, first up you will have to press Home key, after which you will have to open the Yahoo Email application which you have downloaded by scanning the QR Code or from the Android Market Place mentioned below.
  • Now, on the ‘Your accounts’ page, you will have to select Next option to get started with the setup process.
  • After this you will have to enter your full Yahoo! address and password, and then select the Next option.
  • On the next screen, you can give the account a nickname and choose the name to display on your outgoing messages. Tap Done.

Please note that below mentioned are the advanced set of instructions which you will have to follow,

  • Incoming Server –
  • Outgoing Server –
  • Incoming Port – 993 (requires SSL)
  • Outgoing Port – 465 (requires SSL)
  • Username: full email address (your username @ yahoo domain .com)
  • Password: is the password you login to Yahoo! with the correct mail address.

Now after configuring the mail address and other settings as mentioned above, you can easily configure the email address. You need to scan the QR Code after which you can download the Yahoo Mail for your Android phone. Do note that if you configure the mail settings wrongly, then the mail configuration will be failed and due to which you will not be receiving the mail, so configure the settings correctly. Alternatively you can also download this Yahoo Mail application to your Android directly from the Android Apps Labs. The best part of this application is that it’s free of cost which can be downloaded from the below choices.

Download Yahoo Mail for Android

QR Code Yahoo Mail

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  • paddy


    It did not work for me. I have a samsung S4 and tried to used the same settings from s3 and got an error saying that could not verify server. I can send email but not receive with settings:
    incoming :


    It worked on the s3.

  • keith

    Dude…thanks so much. About last week, my yahoo email account on my Nexus 4 started giving me a bad username or password message, although I was accessing it fine the week prior without having to use the Yahoo application (i,.e., I was able to have my Nexus 4 automatically set it up by simply entering my yahoo email address and password during the email configuration), so I’m fairly certain yahoo changed something on their end. Anyway, long story short, I simply went into the manula email configuration and changed the incoming server address to (instead of what was already there, which was and changed the incoming port to 993 (instead of the erroneous port # that was there…forgot what it was), and now it syncs perfectly. SO THANKS so much for including those advanced instructions! ;-)

  • mailuser

    recently yahoo email server certificate expired and my android devices failed to authenticate.

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  • asmaa said

    How can i download this app i can not find the link tha.k you

  • R. Adi Primora

    Thank you very much

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  • Viquar

    Good explanation. Please advise if you know how to setup yahoo bizmail on android 2.3.5 Samsung Galaxy S2. It was working before upgrade(gingerbread 2.3.3). I need to send email with my bizmail address not yahoo address

  • Viquar

    Please advise how to setup small business yahoo mail.

  • sanjay solanki

    any body help whats exchange server of yahoo mail

  • Raymond jesso

    i wouldlike to start yahoo email account

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can sign up the same!

  • b

    how to log out from my yahoo email from htc one x phone?

  • jim

    Thanks! I had to dump the Yahoo Mail app because it was killing the battery on my SGS2. Happy to find out I don’t need the app to get my mail :)

  • sahiru

    great….its working
    thnx a lot

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  • eliza

    Thank you so much!

  • chetan

    awesome workedd…!!!!

  • Cece

    I downloaded the app and it works fine, but I’d like to fine-tune the settings and can’t figure that out. Can I set it to 1. only check mail when I ask for it 2. only download new mail, not everything in my account?

    • Pradeep Neela

      check with the data connection it should be alright!

  • Ingrid

    It worked!!! after several tries. I upgrade my yahoo email to the latest version and tried while my email acct was open on my computer and then it finally worked. I guess was a combination of all. Thanks!

  • lucs

    thx.. help so much

  • frank

    i cant setup an e mail account on my new galaxy pro

    • NeaL Pradeep

      what is the error message?

  • quinie

    it works! thanks

  • Rahul

    Brilliant…Many thanks…!!!…Made life easy, the reason why I bought my Galaxy tab…But it was near annoying untill,
    I read this …How to set up…!!!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      thanks rahul!

  • Kalyana Chakravarthy Dande

    Worked perfectly on my Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Please note that I failed to setup Yahoo mail using POP3. So IMAP is the way to go for it.

  • krishnakumar

    thank you so much. i was about to discard my android because i cant access my much needed yahoo mail from it.
    thank you once again

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