What is Rocket Mail?

Rocket Mail was one of the first free webmail service providers. Even in the past, Rocket-mail gave tough competition to Hotmail for the number-one position among the free webmail service providers. This service belongs to Four11 Corporation. Four11, along with Rocket-mail, was acquired by Yahoo! for $92 in 1997.

At the time of adoption, Rocket Mail users could either choose Yahoo ID or could use username.rm as their respective Yahoo ID. So that, they will be able to keep their rocketmail.com address and receive the same services as all Yahoo users get.

Yahoo again started the Rocket Mail brand on 19 June 2008, by allowing them to sign up for accounts under the rocketmail.com domain.

In April 2013, Yahoo closed the support for creating a new Rocket Mail email address.

How to Create or Signup for Rocket Mail?

Step 1

Visit the Yahoo Mail webpage under the “Resource” tab and tap on “Create Account” on the right-hand side.

Step 2

Enter all your Personal Information which has been asked for on the screen and choose a suitable username for your New Account.

Step 3

Tap on the drop-down box which is next to the username or user ID and choose “rocketmail.com”. Tap “Check” to make sure the username is available as a Rocket Mail account. If everything is all-right, agree to all the terms and conditions and tap on Submit to open your New Account.

Common Issues with Rocket Mail Account

  • Check Rocket Mail Server: This is one of the most common issues we face. Therefore it is required to check your email server before doing any further steps because if the email server is down then, you will have to wait until the site resolves its server issue.
  • Free up some space: Having trouble while Sign-in can be related to Insufficient space. This can hamper you from log-in. So check your space, and remove all the extras emails from your account for better service.
  • Internet connectivity issue: Having poor quality internet or WiFi can cause a lot of trouble while log-in, so make sure your internet is working properly.
  • Browser: Browser can disable you to log in, so sometimes it is good to change your browser for better service.

What are the Server Settings for Rocket Mail?

As you are a Rocket Mail user and you have been trying to set up a Rocket Mail email account, you can easily do so by following these steps on how to configure any account using IMAP settings. We have provided all the details so that users can easily set up an account with any Email client like Gmail, Outlook, etc.

IMAP Settings

  • Server Name: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 993
  • Security: SSL/TLS
  • Username: Your full Rocketmail.com Email Address
  • Password: Your Rocketmail.com Email Password

SMTP Settings

  • Server Name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 465
  • Security: SSL/TLS
  • Username: Your full Rocketmail.com Email Address
  • Password: Your Rocketmail.com Email Password

POP Settings

  • Server Name: pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 995
  • Security: SSL/TLS
  • Username: Your full Rocketmail.com Email Address
  • Password: Your Rocketmail.com Email Password

How to Reset or Create a new Password for a Rocket Mail Account?

Now that Yahoo owns Rocket Mail, Rocket Mail has its protocols which are not the same as Yahoo, and all its operations are done on Yahoo’s website.

Follow these Mentioned Steps to learn how to reset or Create a New Password
  • Visit the Yahoo Mail Website.
  • Tap on “I can't access my account” which is underneath the login area.
  • Choose “I forgot my password” from the list of options and tap “Next”.
  • Enter the full Rocket Mail email address.
  • Enter the code which is shown on the screen and tap “Next”.
  • Answer all the security questions given on the screen to reset your Password.
  • Enter the password and tap “Finish”.

Is Rocket Mail POP or IMAP?

Rocket mail supports both of them. We can connect to most email providers by using IMAP and POP.

Rocket Mail technology is automatically able to detect the server settings whenever you enter an email address.

If there is a case that it is not able to detect the settings, you can set up email manually by entering all the details which your provider has selected for the server settings like IMAP or POP.

you also have to enter the username and password which has been assigned by you to your email provider.

How to add your Rocket Mail Email Account into Mac Mail?

To use your Rocketmail account on Mac Mail, follow these steps:

  • Open Mac Mail and go to Mail then click to Add Account.
  • Select "Yahoo" as the account type.
  • Enter your Rocketmail Email Address and Password.
  • Click "Sign in".
  • Mac Mail will automatically configure your Account Settings.
  • Once the account is added, you can access your Rocketmail/Yahoo Mail account through Mac Mail and manage your emails as you would with any other email account.

Note that if you have two-factor authentication enabled on your Rocketmail/Yahoo Mail account, you will need to generate an app password to use your email on Mac Mail. You can generate an app password by going to your Yahoo account settings and selecting "Account security". From there, click "Generate app password" and then follow.

How to Set Up Rocket Mail Account on MS Outlook?

To set up a Rocket Mail account on Microsoft Outlook, you can follow the steps below:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook on your computer.
  • Click the "File" tab in the upper-left corner of the Outlook window.
  • In the File menu, click on "Add Account" or "Add Email Account." This will start the setup process for adding a new email account.
  • On the "Add Account" screen, enter your Rocket Mail email address in the provided field.
  • Click on the "Connect" or "Next" button. Outlook will attempt to automatically configure the account settings based on your email address.
  • If the automatic setup is successful, you will see a message indicating that the account was set up successfully. Click "Finish" to complete the process.
  • If the automatic setup fails, you will need to configure the account settings manually. By choosing "Manual setup" or "Additional server types," proceed by clicking "Next."
  • Choose the account type. Rocket Mail typically uses either POP or IMAP. Select the relevant choice, then click "Next."
  • Enter the incoming and outgoing server settings for your Rocket Mail account. You can find these settings by referring to your Rocket Mail account documentation or by contacting their support.
  • Provide your username and password for the Rocket Mail account.
  • Click on the "Test Account Settings" button to verify that the settings are correct and that Outlook can connect to your Rocket Mail account.
  • Click "Next" and then "Finish" to finish the setup procedure if the test was successful. Your Rocket Mail account will now be added to Outlook.

Once the setup is complete, you will be able to send and receive emails using your Rocket Mail account directly through Microsoft Outlook.

How to Fix Rocket Mail not Receiving Emails?

We have given some valuable steps to fix if Rocket Mail is not receiving emails.
  • The first step is you should open your internet browser, visit the Rocket-mail email account sign-in page, and enter your password and user ID.
  • The next step is to check your spam and trash folder.
  • You need to check your internet speed. Slow internet can be the reason for the trouble.
  • Reset server settings.
  • You can check your inbox to see messages and check the storage space and check if there is enough space for receiving any email.

How to Fix Rocket Mail is not Sending Emails?

If you are not able to send emails to your clients follow these simple steps which we have provided to resolve your issue easily and quickly.
  • First of all, make sure that you have logged in to your account using the correct credentials.
  • Tap on the compose button and enter the valid email of a client to send your email.
  • If you are not able to send it, check that you have typed the correct email and have not blocked the person.
  • Check your internet connection. Poor connectivity can hamper you from sending the Email to your respective client.
  • Check for the server settings.


In this article, we have provided you with what exactly is a Rocket Mail email account.What are the common issues we face while login into the Rocket Mail account and how can we fix them? Along with that, we have also provided all the server settings it requires to make it work properly.I hope you will find this article useful.