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2012-01-12

Yahoo and Gmail Mail IMAP Configuration

Product: Yahoo Web E-Mail
Application: Any E-Mail Client

Free Yahoo e-mail does offer IMAP server for regular e-mail client. They often advertise this is for mobile device, but it works with any desktop, e.g. Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, etc.



Note to be taken:
1. Both IMAP and SMTP use SSL
2. Username is the full e-mail address with the domain you registered
3. Yahoo's SMTP server is usable, not like others say it is not. You can choose between your ISP's SMTP, or Yahoo's SMTP server. Not all e-mail client supports multiple SMTP servers
4. Both IMAP and SMTP required password (this is obvious for IMAP)
5. Yahoo e-mail server does not use MD5, TLS, or Kerboros certificate, which is more advance and secure. Mostly corporate e-mail uses

Gmail Setting

Incoming Server
Username: example_user@gmail.com
Password: Gmail password
IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Security type: SSL
IMAP path prefix: Optional. Blank by default

Outgoing server settings
SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 465
Security type: SSL
Require sign-in: Yes
Username: example_user@gmail.com
Password: Gmail password

For new MS Outlook account, use following
Protocol: Microsoft Exchange (while POP3 is supported too)
Server: m.hotmail.com (don't use m.outlook.com)
Username: \given_email_account@outlook.com
SSL: Yes
SSL Cert: No

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