Enabling IMAP in Yahoo mail

Enabling IMAP in Yahoo mail allows you to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) to sync your Yahoo Mail on aNinja app.

Overview of IMAP Protocol

IMAP is a protocol that allows you to download email messages from your Yahoo Mail server. It also allows you to access them with desktop email clients like Outlook/ Mac Mail and/or mobile email clients. So, you can configure Yahoo Mail on any standard IMAP email client using the IMAP and SMTP Server Settings.

Moreover, IMAP allows a two-way synchronization between the email clients and your Yahoo Mail account. It means that you can access the same account from multiple email clients.

Yahoo Mail IMAP Settings 

To access Yahoo Mail seamlessly in an email program, open the program’s new account section, and enter these settings:

  • Yahoo Mail IMAP server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • IMAP port: 993
  • IMAP TLS/SSL: yes
  • IMAP username: Your full Yahoo Mail address
  • IMAP password: Your Yahoo Mail password or app password
Yahoo Mail SMTP Settings
  • Yahoo Mail SMTP server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • SMTP port: 465 (try 587 as an alternative)
  • SMTP TLS/SSL: yes
  • SMTP username: Your complete Yahoo Mail address
  • SMTP password: Your Yahoo Mail password

Enabling IMAP in Yahoo mail

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Mail.
  2. Go to your “Account security” settings.
  3. Turn on Allow apps that use less secure sign in.

Use 2-step with phone verification

You will receive a text or a call with a new code that you need to enter at sign-in.

  1. First, sign in to your Account Security page.
  2. Next to “2-Step Verification,” click Turn on 2SV.
  3. Then, click Get started.
  4. Select Phone number for your 2-step verification method.
  5. Lastly, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.

IMAP/SMTP Password in Yahoo mail

Follow these steps only if you have 2-Step-Verification enabled:

  1. First, position the mouse cursor over your name in the top Yahoo! Mail navigation bar.
  2. Then, select Account Info on the sheet that appears.
  3. Open the Account Security category.
  4. Select Generate App password under Account security.
  5. Choose Other App from the list.
  6. Click Generate.
  7. Use the generated password which is being displayed both in IMAP and SMTP section in your email account settings.
  8. Lastly, click Done.

Enabling IMAP in iCloud mail

Enabling IMAP in iCloud mail allows you to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) to sync your iCloud Mail into aNinja app.

Overview of iCloud

Apple’s iCloud email is a great free service that is configured automatically on Macs and iDevices. If you work on multiple platforms or with non-Apple email programs, however, you’ll have to manually configure access.

Note that other forms of email, such as POP and Exchange, are not compatible with iCloud. So, make sure your email application or operating system supports IMAP email accounts.

iCloud Email IMAP settings

Email Settings Port Number
iCloud IMAP Incoming mail server:
imap.mail.me.com
993, requires SSL
143, non-secure
iCloud SMTP Outgoing mail server:
smtp.mail.me.com
587, requires SSL
465, non-secure
  • Configure IMAP settings for incoming mail
  1. First, enter the IMAP Server Name: imap.mail.me.com
  2. Then, set SSL to “Yes”
  3. Set the Port to 993
  4. And, se your full iCloud email address as your user name; for example: myname@me.com
  5. Lastly, enter your iCloud password, which is case-sensitive, in the password field
  • Set up your SMTP settings for outgoing mail
  1. First, enter the SMTP Sever Name: smtp.mail.me.com
  2. Then, choose “Yes” to SSL
  3. Set the Port to 587
  4. And, choose “Yes” to SMTP Authentication
  5. Use your full iCloud email address as your user name; for example: myname@me.com
  6. Lastly, enter your iCloud password, which is case-sensitive, in the password field

2 Factor Authentication in iCloud Mail

To generate and use app-specific passwords, your Apple ID must be protected with  two-factor authentication.

  • First, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Apple ID/ iCloud.
  • Then, click Password & Security under your name.
  • Lastly, hit Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.

Generating iCloud Mail App Password

If you wish to sync your iCloud email in aNinja, then you will need to generate an app password.

  1. Sign in to appleid.apple.com.
  2. In the Sign-In and Security section, click App-Specific Passwords.
  3. Click Generate an app-specific password or click Blue plus sign icon., then follow the steps on your screen.

After you generate your app-specific password, enter or paste it into the password field of aNinja.

Enabling IMAP in Zoho mail

Enabling IMAP in Zoho mail allows you to use IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) to sync your Zoho Mail on aNinja app.

Overview of IMAP Protocol

IMAP is a protocol that allows you to download email messages from your Zoho Mail server. It also allows you to access them with desktop email clients like Outlook/ Mac Mail and/or mobile email clients. So, you can configure Zoho Mail on any standard IMAP email client using the IMAP and SMTP Server Settings.

IMAP allows a two-way synchronization between the email clients and your Zoho Mail account. It means that you can access the same account from multiple email clients.

Zoho Mail IMAP Server Details

You can configure your Zoho Mail account on any standard IMAP client with the configuration details given below.

Incoming Server Settings (Personal users with an email address, username@zoho.com):

Incoming Server Name: imap.zoho.com
Port: 993
Require SSL: Yes
Username: username@zoho.com 

Incoming Server Settings (Organization users with a domain-based email address, you@yourdomain.com):

Incoming Server Name: imappro.zoho.com
Port: 993
Require SSL: Yes
Username: you@yourdomain.com 

Outgoing Server Settings: (Personal users with an email address, username@zoho.com):

Outgoing Server Name: smtp.zoho.com
Port: 465 with SSL or
Port: 587 with TLS
Require Authentication: Yes

Outgoing Server Settings (Organization users with a domain-based email address, you@yourdomain.com):

Outgoing Server Name: smtppro.zoho.com
Port: 465 with SSL or
Port: 587 with TLS
Require Authentication: Yes

User Name:  Enter your Zoho username or your complete Zoho Mail address. If your domain is hosted with Zoho, then your email address will be in the format you@yourdomain.com.

Email Address: Enter Your Zoho Mail address. If your domain is hosted with Zoho, then your email address will be in the format you@yourdomain.com.

Password: Enter your Zoho account password. You might require an Application-specific Password if Two-factor Authentication is enabled.

Enabling IMAP Access

To enable IMAP Access for your email account:

  1. First, log in to Zoho Mail
  2. Then, go to Settings 
  3. Navigate to Mail Accounts and click the respective email address from the left listing.
  4. Lastly, under the IMAP section, check the IMAP Access box.
    Enabling IMAP in Zoho mail

IMAP/SMTP password in Zoho mail

Follow these steps only if you have 2-Step-Verification enabled.

  1. First, log in to Zoho Accounts
  2. From the left menu, navigate to Security and click App passwords
  3. Then, click Generate New Password.
  4. You will have to give a name the name of your application for future reference. Enter the name and click Generate.
  5. Lastly, your password will be generated. And you can use it to log in from one application.

Note:

  • The device-specific password will be displayed only once and will not be displayed again.
  • When providing the password to your email clients, enter it without any spaces.
  • You can delete an application-specific password whenever you longer use that device or application or want to revoke access to that application.