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Windows 7: cannot load yahoo mail onto outlook 2010

13 Jun 2011   #1

win 7 64
cannot load yahoo mail onto outlook 2010

i can load my gmail but not my yahoo. also, pls advise how can i merge contact list that i imported from my old outlook to my new main contact list.
tks in advance, jackson

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13 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64 SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hello jackdshutter
This should fix your problem:
  • Install YPOPs! and make sure it is running.
  • Select Tools | Account Settings... from the menu in Outlook.
  • Go to the E-mail tab.
  • Click New....
  • Make sure Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Type your name (what you want to appear in the From: line of messages you send) under Your Name:.
  • Enter your full Yahoo! Mail address (e.g. "") under E-mail Address:.
  • Make sure Manually configure server settings or additional server types is checked.
  • Click Next >.
  • Make sure Internet E-mail is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Make sure POP3 is selected under Account Type:.
  • Type "" under both Incoming mail server: and Outgoing mail server (SMTP):.
  • Type your Yahoo! ID under User Name:.
    • The Yahoo! ID is also the first part of your Yahoo! Mail address, i.e. everything before "". If your Yahoo! Mail address is "", the ID is "example".
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password:.
  • Click More Settings ....
  • Go to the Outgoing Server tab.
  • Make sure My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication is checked.
    • Leave Use same settings as my incoming mail server selected.
  • Click OK.
  • Now click Next >.
  • Click Finish.
And for your Contact List Problem use this :

Open your Microsoft Outlook software and allow the program to fully load and check for new messages. Once the program has fully loaded, drag all the items in Outlook that contain relevant contactinformation and place them all into the folder marked "Contacts," on the left-hand side of the screen.

2 Allow the program's automatic duplicate detection system to determine if you have any duplicate contacts in your "Contacts" folder. If a message comes on screen asking if you would like to merge contact information from two pieces of data with the same information, click "Yes" and it will consolidate the contacts into one folder. Repeat this process until all your duplicate contacts are merged into one folder.

3 Select the option marked "Table View" to see your contacts in descending order according to the last time they were edited. Select all the contacts that were just modified in the previous step, right click the mouse and choose the option marked "Category." Add a category name that fits with the contacts that are present in this folder and click "OK." Your folder is now complete and your contacts are merged into one list.

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13 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdshutter View Post
i can load my gmail but not my yahoo. also, pls advise how can i merge contact list that i imported from my old outlook to my new main contact list.
tks in advance, jackson
One word of caution....
By using Ypops! you could be in danger of violating term of user aggrements.
You could get your account terminated.

I strongly suggest that you pay Yahoo $20 per year for Yahoo!Mail Plus.
Yahoo!Plus :
Yahoo! Mail

Here is how to configure Yahoo!Plus into Windows Live Mail ...
How to setup a Yahoo! Mail email account in Windows Live Mail | Yahoo! Mail Classic Help
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13 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I'm with t-4-2. Yahoo! mail allows you POP access only if you pay them. If you want to risk it (and I wouldn't), use Ypops!. But I feel better safe than sorry.
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15 Jun 2011   #5

win 7 64

thanks all for your input especially xhazard for the long detailed response. i agree w/ t-4-2 & thekb, it is not worth it. disappointing but i am not going to shell out $20 for simply having my yahoo mail to outlook. i will switch to gmail.
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25 Nov 2011   #6

win 7 64-bit

It's too late for this user I'm sure but I wouldn't be so quick to change email services rather than upgrading your YahooMail for Outlook 2010. I agree that the fact that you have to pay $20/year is annoying, however you need to consider the value of your time and your established email address too. If you've had your YahooMail email address for a while, there is a lot of work associated with switching to Gmail (or any other service). How much time and hassle is it going to cost you to switch over? How much is your time worth in dollars? If you place any significant value on your time, it isn't hard to justify keeping your Yahoo Mail address and forking over the $20. Likewise the aggravation of switching everything to a new email address (you can keep your existing Yahoo Mail address when you upgrade to Mail Plus).

I've used my Yahoo email account for years and switching to a new service would be a huge headache. So I pay the money each year and consider it money well spent. Anyway, that's my 2 cents.

This link will show you exactly how to make your YahooMail and Outlook 2010 work together, including how to upgrade to Mail Plus.
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