Save all Yahoo Mail messages to your computer
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Create a new Yahoo Mail email account in your email application.
Then enter pop.mail.yahoo.com for Server, 995 for Port and Yes under SSL required in its settings.
Find the email file: Go to Account Settings> Data Files> Open your Yahoo account> File Location and copy the file to the desired location.
This article describes how to set up Outlook and other email clients to Download Yahoo Mail messages to your computer by using Post Office Protocol (POP) and move them to another location if you want.
How to save emails on a POP computer
The instructions for setting up your Yahoo Mail account for POP access in Windows Outlook are below, but they are the same regardless of e-mail client and platform. In Outlook, go to File.
Outlook screenshot with the File button highlighted
Select Add Account.
Screenshot of the Outlook Information menu with the Add Account button highlighted
Enter the Yahoo Mail email address and select Advanced Options.
Add a screenshot of the account window in Outlook with the Advanced Options button highlighted
Check the box next to Enable manual account setup, then select Connect.
Screenshot of Add an account in Outlook with manual options and highlighting the connect button
Select POP. Screenshot of Add an account in Outlook with the POP option highlighted
Enter your Yahoo Mail password.
Select Finish to complete the connection of your Yahoo Mail to Outlook via POP.
Find, transfer and view your email file
You can copy, paste and view the Yahoo Mail file using your account settings:
Return to the File tab and select Account Settings> Account Settings. Screenshot of Outlook account information highlighted by Account Settings
Select the Database tab.
Screenshot of Outlook account settings highlighted on the Data Files tab
Select your Yahoo Mail account and then select Open File Location.
Screenshot of Outlook account settings highlighted by Open File Location
Right-click on the file and select Copy, then paste the file into another folder or save it to a USB drive for saving.
Right-clicks the file and select Copy, then paste the file into another folder or
To open and view all messages, go to the File tab in Outlook and select Open and Export.
Outlook File menu screenshot with Open and Export highlighted
Select Open Outlook Data File. Screenshot of the Open Outlook menu highlighted by the "Open Outlook Database" command
Select the file that contains your Yahoo Mail messages.
Each email client has its own setup process, and some simplify this process by automatically retrieving server settings when you select Yahoo Mail as your email account.
However, many email Clients have set up automatic access to Yahoo Mail using IMAP. Therefore, if you set up your Yahoo Mail account in your email program, enter POP as the protocol you want to use. You may also need to enter your Yahoo Mail POP settings.
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