Sign up ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How I can configure my Yahoo! and Hotmail account to use IMAP?

share|improve this question

migrated from Dec 23 '10 at 7:31

This question came from our site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

2 Answers 2

Yahoo! Mail does have IMAP at, but you have to send a nonstandard command pre-login, namely ID ("GUID" "1"). There are some modified clients available to do this, you can find some here.

Hotmail does not have IMAP, but does have POP3 available at

share|improve this answer

Neither Hotmail nor Yahoo! Mail provide IMAP service.

Hotmail does have POP3 at (over SSL on standard POP3/SSL port), but it is very limited in comparison to IMAP.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.