The Easy Way To Transfer Messages From Yahoo to Gmail

Dear Computer Lady,

I have been a long time subscriber to your emails. I never contacted you before.

Now I have need to create another email address and transfer 800 + emails from my yahoo address, is there a simple way to do that?

Was going to get another gmail account.

Thank you for all you do!! Chm

Dear Chm,

There actually is a fairly easy way to transfer from your yahoo account to a new Gmail account. Gmail has built in tools for accessing and importing contacts and messages from your old account.

Once you have created a gmail account, click on the “Settings” icon in the upper-right of your screen. It looks like a gear. A drop down menu will appear, click on “Settings” in that menu.

Across the top of your settings page, you will see tabs labeled with blue text. Click on the tab that says, “Accounts and Import”.

On the Accounts and Import page, the second section from the top should say, “Import mail and contacts”. Click on the blue link in the middle column. As you can see, Gmail will automatically import from Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL or other online accounts.

A new window will open that will walk you through the steps of importing from your old account to the new Gmail account.

The only problem that you might have is that only the messages in your inbox will be imported. If you have stored your mail in lots of folders, you will have to move them all into your yahoo inbox before importing.



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Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
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