How to transfer Yahoo Mail to Gmail

Although Gmail is now the dominant email platform, some people still use other email services, such as Yahoo and Outlook. But constantly checking for new messages on different accounts is a tedious task and not something you actually have to do. Instead, you can just forward everything to your primary inbox. Here’s how to transfer Yahoo Mail to Gmail.

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It is very easy to add a forwarding email address to your Yahoo Mail account. The only problem is that you have to pay for a Yahoo Pro account in order to have this feature. Assuming you have it, just go to Yahoo settings and add the forwarding address.

How to transfer Yahoo Mail to Gmail (desktop)

To transfer Yahoo Mail to Gmail, first click on the Settings cog in the upper right corner. A square will fall. Click on More settings.

cog in yahoo mail settings

Now go to Mailboxes, and on the right side, at the bottom, you will see a Sender section. Note that if you don’t have a paid Yahoo Pro account, this feature will be grayed out and unavailable.

Yahoo mail settings

Add the email address you want to forward your Yahoo Mail to. You will be informed that a verification email will be sent to this address. When you click on the verification link, a green check mark will appear. This is the transfer all set up. Send a test email to the Yahoo address to verify that everything is working.

Yahoo mail add fwd address

Obviously, the transfer will only work as long as you continue to pay for the Pro account. Why Yahoo charges something as simple as a forwarding feature is simply baffling. They’re probably wondering why Google is constantly wiping the floor with them. Now, there’s a reason there.

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