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How to Set Up Yahoo Email on Mac Mail

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Introduction

Yahoo! Mail is a very popular, free to use email service providers. This guide will help you setup the macOS Mail program to access your email, rather than rely on the web interface.
Before You Begin:
Verify Password
Before setting up, take a moment to visit the web-based version of your email, and try to log in. You will need to remember your password in order to complete setup.
Yahoo mail on Mac Mail

1 Setup macOS Mail with Yahoo! Mail Account

macOS handles your Internet Accounts, like your Yahoo! account, in a central location in System Preferences. Then, programs such as Mail get the settings from there automatically.
  1. Select the Apple menu, then select System Preferences.
    macOS Mojave Apple Menu with System Preferences highlighted.
  2. Select Internet Accounts.
    Internet Accounts Preferences
  3. Select Yahoo!.
    Mac Internet Accounts with Yahoo! highlighted.
  4. Enter your Yahoo! email address and select Next.
    Add account with Email address field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Enter your Yahoo! password, and select Next.
    Yahoo password prompt with password field and Next button highlighted.
  6. macOS will ask what aspects of your Yahoo account you'd like to use. Leave everything checked, and select Done.
    Apps list with all checked and Done highlighted.
  7. Your Yahoo account will now be listed in your Internet Accounts list.
    Internet Accounts list with Yahoo account shown.
  8. You can open Mail from your Dock or Applications to work with your Yahoo! email.
    Mac Mail
    Mac Mail showing Yahoo email.

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Yahoo! Mail is a very popular, free to use email service providers. This guide will help you setup the macOS Mail program to access your email, rather than rely on the web interface.
Before You Begin:
Verify Password
Before setting up, take a moment to visit the web-based version of your email, and try to log in. You will need to remember your password in order to complete setup.
Yahoo mail on Mac Mail
macOS handles your Internet Accounts, like your Yahoo! account, in a central location in System Preferences. Then, programs such as Mail get the settings from there automatically.
  1. Select the Apple menu, then select System Preferences.
    macOS Mojave Apple Menu with System Preferences highlighted.
  2. Select Internet Accounts.
    Internet Accounts Preferences
  3. Select Yahoo!.
    Mac Internet Accounts with Yahoo! highlighted.
  4. Enter your Yahoo! email address and select Next.
    Add account with Email address field and Next button highlighted.
  5. Enter your Yahoo! password, and select Next.
    Yahoo password prompt with password field and Next button highlighted.
  6. macOS will ask what aspects of your Yahoo account you'd like to use. Leave everything checked, and select Done.
    Apps list with all checked and Done highlighted.
  7. Your Yahoo account will now be listed in your Internet Accounts list.
    Internet Accounts list with Yahoo account shown.
  8. You can open Mail from your Dock or Applications to work with your Yahoo! email.
    Mac Mail
    Mac Mail showing Yahoo email.