How To Add Yahoo Mail In Windows 8 Mail?

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  • How To Integrate Yahoo Account In Windows 8 Mail?

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  • Hi,

    Windows 8 can add three type of Mail Account:

    1 Hotmail

    2 Google

    3 Exchange

    So I’m afraid you cannot add yahoo mail to Windows 8 metro mail app.



    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

  • I cannot find a way to add Yahoo Account in Windows 8 metro Mail. That seems the limitation on Mail application.

    Thank you for your understanding.



    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

  • you can do it… will first need a windows live username and password…set that up by downloading the mail portion only of Windows Live Essentials. Then, go to Hotmail and enter the email address you want Hotmail to use….It can be yahoo, aol, etc.
    Make this your default email. They will send you a confirmation email and once approved, you are all set. BTW, I then deleted the Windows Live Essentials in the Programs section in the Control Panel. Enjoy!

    • Proposed as answer by
      Saturday, August 25, 2012 11:51 AM
  • Yes, if you have a POP3 access, and you don’t even have to install windows live essentials

    Just sign-in to hotmail or with a live account

    that can be a hotmail one but you can create one with whatever mail address:

    Then in mail settings there is “Sending/receiving email from other accounts” which let you configure e-mail accounts (POP3/SMTP only)

    Messages will go into hotmail inbox so yo can retreive them in Windows 8 Mail!

  • Yes you can,

    • On your Windows Mail App, simply move your mouse cursor to either top/bottom left corner to bring out the sidebar.
    • Choose the Settings button. Then choose your Account button. You will see a list of your active account.
    • Choose “Add an Account”, then you will see that Yahoo is not on the list, so select “Other Account”.
    • You will be given a choice of three: Exchange, IMAP, or POP. Choose IMAP.
    • Simply enter in your Yahoo email and password and the Windows 8 mail app will set everything up for you.

    I hope this helps.

  • *You can, Just follow this video, it just a few steps:

    • Edited by
      Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:34 PM
  • I don’t know if I did anything wrong, but I found adding Yahoo mail incredibly easy.

    I opened Mail on Windows 8.
    Launched Settings from the Charm Bar (WindowsKey-C), and selected Accounts.
    Selected “Add an Account”
    Picked Yahoo Connect from the list of options.
    Entered my yahoo email address and password.

    It all worked like a charm! No messing with POP3. No messing with IMAP. It was all done for me.


  • Thank you .

    It’s working,good

  • Hi

    Yahoo Mail for windows 8 is released today. You can go to windows store, download it. No configuration needed.



    • Edited by
      Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:47 PM
  • Thank you man,

    It more easier to watch the video on Youtube than to go through all the unnecessary readings.

  • Thank you, Tommy, for simple, effective advice. It works!


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