I have never used Outlook. I just bought MS Office Pro with Outlook 2010, in Windows 7 Pro. I have 3 email accounts: 1 Windows Live Mail with my MS website, which connected in Outlook 2010 with no problem. However, when I have tried to connect my 2 Yahoo email accounts, the connection fails. The Yahoo accounts show up, but nothing shows up in them.
I am entirely new to this setup, so I don't know anything about what type of accounts the Yahoo accounts are; POP? SMTP? I don't even know what those terms stand for.
When I tried to set them up, I first tried the auto account setup. I entered my name, email address, and password. I did not check the Text Messaging (SMS) button, or the Manually configure . . . button. I clicked next, and it tried to configure an encrypted connection, and said it was not available, and to click next to attempt using an unencrypted connection, which I did. Again it tried without success to configure the email server settings.
So I checked the box to manually configure . . .
I entered my name and email address. I don't know the account type, but POP3 was in the box. I'm not sure what they wanted for the incoming server and outgoing server boxes, but I entered "mail.yahoo.com" in each. Was that correct? I entered my user name, which I assume is the name I sign into the Yahoo account with, and my password. I did not check the Remember password box or the Require logon box. I clicked next.
It tried to logon to the incoming mail server (POP3), and send a test message, and failed at both.
So, I went back to the dialogue box, entered my password again, unchecked the Test account settings box, clicked next, was taken to the Finish dialogue, was told I had successfully entered all the information required to setup my account, clicked on Finish, and my email account showed up in Outlook, but with nothing in it.
What am I doing wrong? How can I repair it, or set it up so it works?
Thanks very much for any help you can give me.