How do I back up old Yahoo mails without paying?

Yahoo has been offering top-notch email services to the web users since its start in the year 1997. Starting with the beta version for testing purposes, it started gaining its prominence with the amazing email services provided to users. Be it is sending and receiving messages, drafting messages, composing new emails, Yahoo messenger, upload and download attachments, everything goes streamlined with Yahoo Inc. 

With users getting much cautious with the security breach that happened twice last year, many of them look to take backup of Old Yahoo email stored in the Inbox and delete the same to maintain the privacy of their personal messages and attachment. But they get confused with it and recover deleted Yahoo emails instead of taking backup of messages stored in the Inbox.

The majority of them do not have any idea how to backup Old Yahoo emails without paying a single penny for that. Yes, there is a method to get it done. But the process is a bit complex and require technical expertise to back up important messages stored in Yahoo email.

There are different strategies to backup Old Messages stored in the Yahoo mail server. The steps of taking backup from Y! M server is mentioned below.

  • Importing messages from Yahoo Mail server
  • Yahoo Mail and IMAP Settings in Outlook and Thunderbird
  • Following Manual Backup process in Yahoo Mail


Method 1: Importing Messages from Yahoo Mail Server

  • Open Gmail, Hotmail or any other email server
  • Once you access the inbox panel, click Settings
  • Go to Account and Import Tab
  • Follow the on-screen instruction properly and start receiving Inbox emails
  • Now in the other section, you will find the option, Import mails, and contacts
  • Follow the steps on screen and press start Import button to access Yahoo mails in Gmail inbox dashboard.


Method 2: Yahoo Mail and IMAP Settings in Outlook and Thunderbird

In this method, a user needs to setup Yahoo mail in Outlook or Thunderbird as per the choice to receive all the Inbox and custom folder messages in the third party client application.

Here are the steps to configure Yahoo email account in Outlook or Thunderbird

  • Double-click on the Thunderbird or Outlook App.
  • Once the dashboard is displayed on the screen, Go to the tools menu.
  • Now click on the account settings option and click on the account activity and then click Add Mail Account.
  • Enter the name, the Yahoo email address, and account password. 
  • Then click on the radio button corresponding to IMAP
  • Finally, click on Create Account Button
  • Now you can easily receive Yahoo email messages on Thunderbird or Outlook and backup gets automatically created


Method 3: Manual Backup Process in Yahoo Mail

  • Access Yahoo mail interface and go to contacts Tab.
  • Near the middle of the screen is an Action button clicking which you will get a drop-down menu.
  • Click on the Export All Option doing which different format types appear on the screen in which your contacts need to be downloaded.
  • Choose the best format like Yahoo! CSV and keep taking regular backup on a manual basis by implementing the procedure.

These methods can be really helpful in taking backup of messaging in the Yahoo mail server without paying a penny. In case any problem occurs, just give a call at Yahoo mail customer service number to get issues fixed in minutes.

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