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How do i import my yahoo mail account into my outlook mail. Or, my msn mail account also. I wlant to be able to go to Outlook and hit "send/receive" and get all my mail at once


This question was answered on March 19, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Please follow the next suggestions:

E-Mail Stationery in Yahoo Mail with Outlook Express

You can configure Yahoo Mail so that Outlook Express can be used to send and receive messages on your Yahoo Mail account When you do this you are still also able to access your Yahoo Mail account online (via your web browser.)

Accessing a Yahoo Mail account through Outlook Express has a number of advantages:

You can keep a large amount of e-mail without overflowing the storage available to you at Yahoo.

You can read your messages "offline" I.e you can read them while your computer is not connected to the Internet.

E-Mail stationery will work Most e-mail stationery uses "scripting", which is not supported by Yahoo Mail online (when you use Yahoo Mail in your web browser.) When you view the same messages in Outlook Express instead, you can see them as intended.

If you already access your Yahoo Mail account this way, and you are not seeing received stationery correctly in Outlook Express, please click on one of the following links for more information about your version of Outlook Express:

Outlook Express 5 and 5.5

Outlook Express 6

To set up your Yahoo Mail account for use in Outlook Express:

Go to your Yahoo Mail account online in your web browser.

Click Options

Click Pop Access & Forwarding

To Sign Up, you'll have to agree to accept e-mails of special offers from Yahoo Select the categories of offers you are willing to receive, then click Finished.

Use the defaults on the next screen ("Web and POP Access", and "HTML Messages") and click Submit.

Now you will be at a page which is titled "Pop Configuration" You might want to bookmark this page and/or print it, in case you ever reinstall Outlook Express Near the bottom of this page is a link titled "Configuring Microsoft Outlook Express" Click that link and follow the instructions there to finish the setup.

After you finish the above setup you will be able to pick up and send Yahoo Mail messages using Outlook Express.

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 19, 2005