How to Move Emails From Gmail to a Yahoo Account

By Steve Gregory

Forwarding your email messages to one account streamlines email communication.
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Your Gmail account's Forwarding feature enables you to automatically transfer your Gmail messages to your Yahoo inbox. If you prefer using your Yahoo account's interface, you don't have to keep logging in to your Gmail account to respond to customer queries or answer questions from your co-workers. The Forwarding feature is located in the Settings section of your Gmail account, and you don't have to configure any settings in your Yahoo account to automatically receive emails from your Gmail account.

Sign in to your Gmail account and then click the gear icon.

Select "Settings" from the menu to open the Settings page.

Select the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab to open the Forwarding and POP/IMAP page.

Click the "Add a Forwarding Address" button to open the Add a Forwarding Address pop-up box.

Enter your Yahoo email address in the text field and click "Next."

Click the "Proceed" button to send a verification email to your Yahoo address. Click "OK" to close the pop-up box.

Open a new browser window and sign in to your Yahoo account. Then open the confirmation email from your Gmail account.

Copy the confirmation code in the email and paste it into the "Confirmation Code" box in the Forwarding section of the Forwarding and POP/IMAP page of your Gmail account.

Click the "Verify" button to add your Yahoo email address to the forwarding list.

Click the "Forward a Copy of Incoming Mail To" radio button and select your Yahoo email address from the first drop-down box.

Select an option from the second drop-down box that best fits your needs. For example, select "Delete Gmail's Copy" to delete all forwarded messages from your Gmail account.

Click "Save Changes" to save the new settings.


You can forward a single Gmail message by using the "Forward" option that is available with every email message. Open the Gmail message that you want to forward and then click the arrow next to the Reply button and select "Forward."