Enable POP for your Yahoo account

I have all my email accounts added in my gmail which works as an email client and I can access all of them through my gmail account. This is a very useful feature for everyone who has more than one email accounts to keep track of. For this you need POP enabled, which lets any email client download messages from your email provider’s server. Enabling POP is available for all of gmail accounts but for a normal yahoo account it asks you to upgrade to a plus account if you want to enable POP. POP can be accessed by going to POP & Forwarding in Mail Options for Yahoo.

Upgrade to Mail Plus

There are two ways to enable POP for your Yahoo account, the obvious one is to pay them and get Mail Plus and the other workaround to get it working for free is discussed below.

Enabling POP on Yahoo for free:

  • Log in to your Yahoo Account, look for your name on top left of the screen, with a small arrow with it.
  • Click on your name which will open a drop down with some options, findand click on Account Info in this list.
  • It shall ask you for your password, enter your password to get on your account info page
  • Scroll down this page for Account Settings section, and click on Set language, site, and time zone


  • On the next page change Regional Site and Languages to Yahoo Asia.
  • After that refresh your browser and go to Mail Options under the Options menu on top.
  • Click on POP & Forwarding on left and you will see now you can enable POP for your Yahoo Account !

POP Server Settings for Yahoo!

The following settings can be used to setup your Yahoo! account on any other email client

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server pop.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 995)
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server smtp.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 465, use authentication)
Account Name/Login Name Your Yahoo! Mail ID (your email address without the “@yahoo.com”)
Email Address Your Yahoo! Mail address (e.g., user@yahoo.com)
Password Your Yahoo! Mail password

If it does not work for anyone then please tell me about it in the comments section below, same goes for any queries that you may have.

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  • Sonya S.

    What the … How do I pop my email? Where are the setting?

    • This post was just intended to help people enable their POP, but I have also added the POP Server settings at the end. I hope its helpful

  • Sonya S.

    Gee Thanks. You are a darling!

  • Sonya S.

    A really nasty after effect of changing your yahoo settings to Asian region:

    Since last couple of days, some of the most important news yahoo has to offer for me is:

    Yoon Mi-rae is the best Emcee
    Jang Hyuk and The Master are Emmy-nominated
    G-Dragon indicted for marijuana abuse
    Kris Dayanti can’t stay for mum?

    Unfortunately, I am not a japanese or chinese fan nor do I understand a word of that news :)

  • M Sohailshuaib

    Umair, it was a really nice effort by you to put up the method to POP ymail to gmail and other email service providers for free. I tried to follow in your footsteps, my yahoo homepage has been changed to yahoo singapore (means i have asia pacific as region) but i cant see the POP and Forwarding option in mail settings. Any ideas or clues for the problem?

    • The technique worked for me and some other people. Can you tell me more about your mail account ? like when did you set it up, whats the domain ? yahoo.com or ymail.com or rocketmail.com

      • M Sohialshuaib

         Sorry for coming back late. My domain is yahoo.com

  • Padmini.

    Hi, when i click the language and regional settings, it shows only language and time settings and there is no option for chaning the regional setting to yahoo asia……please ur help desperately awaited

  • Hi, it does not work anymore, as there is no Yahoo Asia anymore in the language or time zone any more.  Been trying to find a solution myself, but it seems, Yahoo is not understanding that people will stop using the service if it is going to charge for personal use and cannot access on outlook or similar.  If you have any ideas please let me know.

    Thanks and regards, Vikram

    • Thanks Vikram, I will see if I can find anything else when I get time.

  • Amitash

    This technique does not work anymore, find other ways please.