[Techtalk] importing mail from Yahoo

Kendra Wiseman kendrawiseman at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 01:21:12 UTC 2009

When I migrated to Linux, I wanted to pull all of my Gmail info onto a local
machine, so I used Thunderbird. Not sure what operating system you're
working with, but basically, you set up your POP / SMTP settings in your
email account, then you pull the data into Thunderbird. I haven't done this
with Yahoo, only Gmail, but they're likely very similar. Here are a couple
of articles:



When you get your accounts set up, Thunderbird will give you the option to
import all your old messages, and bam. There you go.


On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Meryll Larkin <mll at alwanza.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have any suggestions about how I can import already received
> email from Yahoo.  I'm not talking about new mail and forwarding, but
> rather
> old mail:  years old.
> Now that Yahoo is owned by Microsoft, changing the interfaces and features
> I
> liked best (while saying they aren't which makes me feel even more
> dismissed), and now that there is little or no chance that the new features
> will be ported to work with Linux; I'm thinking it is time to close the
> accounts I have been using and paying for for about a decade.
> Any ideas how I can do this without forwarding each piece of old mail to
> myself one by one and thus losing the original sent date plus the original
> sender information?
> thanks,
> Meryll Larkin
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