Apple Mail Yahoo Imap Problems

The problem occurs mainly due to invalid Yahoo Mail account settings.

To resolve Apple mail yahoo IMAP problems, refer to the troubleshooting steps given on this web page.

Software Update:

  • Step 1: Check if iOS is running the most recent Operating System version.
  • Step 2: To update the iOS software, backup your data using iCloud.
  • Step 3: Ensure that you have connected the iOS device to the internet.
  • Step 4: Open the Settings application on the iOS device and select the General option followed by the Software Update option.
  • Step 5: Tap the Download and Install option.
  • Step 6: If the iOS device has not enough space for the software update, you will see a message prompts to remove applications.
  • Step 7: Now, you have to choose either the Continue or Cancel option.
  • Step 8: Once you tap the Install option, the software of the iOS device will be updated automatically.
  • Step 9: If prompted, you have to type your passcode.

Manual Yahoo Mail account setup:

  • Step 1: Remove the existing Yahoo Mail account from the iOS Mail application and add it again manually as per the instructions given here.
  • Step 2: On the iOS device, tap the Settings icon and select the following options.
  • Step 3: Passwords & Accounts
  • Step 4: Add Account
  • Step 5: Other
  • Step 6: Add Mail Account
  • Step 7: Provide all the required details. Make sure to choose the IMAP option.
  • Step 8: Once done, tap the Done option to save the incoming and outgoing mail servers settings.
  • Step 9: The incoming and outgoing mail server details for the Yahoo Mail account are provided here for your reference.

Incoming mail (IMAP) server:

    Set the incoming Mail server as follows to rectify Apple mail yahoo IMAP problems

  • Step 1: Server(host) name -
  • Step 2: Port - 993
  • Step 3: Authentication - Required (SSL)

Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:

  • Step 1: Server(host) name -
  • Step 2: Port - 587 or 465
  • Step 3: Authentication - required (SSL)

Basic login information:

  • Step 1: Email address - email address of the Yahoo Mail account (
  • Step 2: Password - Yahoo Mail account’s password

Yahoo Mail application:

  • Step 1: Instead of using the iOS Mail application to access the Yahoo Mail account, you can use the Yahoo Mail application on the iOS device.
  • Step 2: Go to the Apple Store application on the iOS device.
  • Step 3: Tap the search icon, type Yahoo Mail, and select its application from the search result.
  • Step 4: Once you tap the Get option, the Yahoo Mail application will be installed on the iOS device.
  • Step 5: Now, you can use the Yahoo Mail application to access the Yahoo Mail account.
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