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How to Set Up Yahoo Mail Account in Mail App on Windows 10

Yahoo has stopped supporting its “Yahoo Mail” app for Windows 10, which means that if you’re still a heavy user of Yahoo Mail, starting May 22, 2017, you won’t be able to check your emails anymore. app help. .

Although the company has advised users to switch to the web browser experience, you can still use other solutions, such as the Mail app included with Windows 10. This app not only includes email support Yahoo, but it offers many of the same features, including desktop and lock screen notifications, dynamic Live Tile updates in the Start menu, and themes with custom color schemes and backgrounds. It also won’t bombard you with ads like Yahoo’s email site does.

In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to set up a Yahoo email account in the built-in email app. We give you steps to fix specific sync issues that may arise after account setup, and we also look at steps to uninstall the Yahoo Mail app that is no longer supported from your device.

How to Add Yahoo Mail Account to Mail App

The Windows 10 Mail app makes it easy to manage email from many different services, and you can follow the steps below to add your Yahoo email account.

  1. To open To post.
  2. Click it Settings (gear) located in the lower left corner.
  3. In the Settings drop-down menu, click Manage Accounts.

  1. Click on Add an account.

  1. Click on Yahoo! from the list.

  1. Type your Yahoo email account.
  2. Click on Following.

  1. Enter your email password.
  2. Click on Login.

  1. Click on to agree to authorize the application to access your Yahoo account.

  1. Click on Fact.

Once you complete the steps, your emails will start syncing with the app and you can start managing your account as you normally would with Yahoo Mail.

How to Customize Yahoo Mail Account Settings

Using the default Mail app included with Windows 10, it’s also possible to customize a number of options for your Yahoo account.

  1. To open To post.
  2. Right-click on your Yahoo account and click Account settings.

Using Yahoo Account Settings, you can change the account name to something more descriptive, which can be useful when managing multiple accounts.

You can also click Change mailbox sync settings to manage synchronization settings for your Yahoo email account.

On this page, you can change how often Mail should check for new email, contacts, and calendars, which can help save data and battery life.

Additionally, there’s an option to change the name you use to send your messages, and under “Sync option” you can quickly control whether you want to sync only emails, or also calendars and contacts.

You’ll find a number of advanced options, but it’s not something regular users need to configure, as the app sets these settings automatically.

How to Fix Sync Issues with a Yahoo Mail Account

In some cases, after setting up an account using the Windows 10 Mail app, you may receive an error while trying to sync emails.

You may encounter this error as a result of Yahoo’s recent security changes, but it’s something Microsoft fixed by implementing OAuth (Open Authorization) security support for Yahoo accounts with the Windows update 10 creators.

If you’re having this problem, it’s probably because your device isn’t running the latest version of Windows 10. You can use our guide to installing Creators Update on your computer to fix this problem.

If after the update you still cannot sync your emails, you can try the following:

  1. Set up two-step verification on your Yahoo account.
  2. Configure an app password.
  3. In Windows 10, open To post.
  4. Right-click on your Yahoo account and click Account settings.
  5. Type the newly created app password.

After entering the app password, your emails should start syncing with the Mail app again.

How to Uninstall Yahoo Mail App on Windows 10

After May 22, Yahoo Mail will no longer work, which means it’s also a good idea to remove it from your computer.

To uninstall Yahoo Mail from your device, follow these steps:

  1. To open Settings.
  2. Click on apps (or click “System” if you’re not running the Creators Update).
  3. Click on Apps and features.
  4. Select the Yahoo mail the application and click on the Uninstall button.
  5. Click it Uninstall button to confirm.

More Windows 10 Resources

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