Moving your Yahoo emails to another online Web mail service such as Gmail or Outlook.com is easy using Yahoo's POP3 server access, even if you have a free Yahoo account. In the past, Yahoo allowed only paid subscribers to move their mail to another service, but now, anyone can do it. Moving the email requires that you import the messages from the Yahoo server using your other email account. The main limitation is that you can import messages only from your Yahoo inbox; if you want to import messages from other Yahoo mail folders, first move them into the inbox.

Gmail

Step 1

Enable POP3 access on your Yahoo account: Click the gear icon on the Yahoo Mail toolbar, select "Settings," select the "Accounts" tab, click the "Edit" button next to your Yahoo email address, select the "POP" option, and then click "Save."

Step 2

Sign in to your Gmail account, click the gear icon on the Gmail toolbar, and select "Settings." Select the "Accounts" tab, and then click "Add a POP3 Mail Account You Own."

Step 3

Enter your Yahoo email address and click "Next Step."

Step 4

Enter your Yahoo password, and then enter "pop.mail.yahoo.com" (no quotes) into the POP Server field.

Step 5

Change the Port setting to "995" and check the box next to "Always Use a Secure Connection (SSL) When Retrieving Mail."

Step 6

Check the box next to "Leave a Copy of Retrieved Message on the Server" to prevent Gmail from deleting the messages off the Yahoo server.

Step 7

Click "Add Account" to begin importing your Yahoo messages to Gmail. On the next screen, you can choose to send messages from Gmail using your Yahoo email address as the "Sent from" address. If you choose to set this up, you must enter a verification code Gmail sends to your Yahoo inbox.

Outlook.com

Step 1

Enable POP3 access on your Yahoo account: Click the gear icon on the Yahoo Mail toolbar, select "Settings," select the "Accounts" tab, click the "Edit" button next to your Yahoo email address, select the "POP" option, and then click "Save."

Step 2

Sign in to your Outlook.com account, click the gear icon on the Outlook.com toolbar, and select "More Mail Settings."

Step 3

Click "Your Email Accounts" from the Managing Your Account section, and then click "Add a Send-and-Receive Account."

Step 4

Enter your name, Yahoo email address and Yahoo password, and then click "Next."

Step 5

Select the Outlook.com folder where you want to store the Yahoo messages, and then click "Save" to begin the import.

Mail.com

Step 1

Enable POP3 access on your Yahoo account: Click the gear icon on the Yahoo Mail toolbar, select "Settings," select the "Accounts" tab, click the "Edit" button next to your Yahoo email address, select the "POP" option, and then click "Save."

Step 2

Sign in to your Mail.com account and click "Options" on the toolbar. Select the "External Mail" tab, and then check the box next to Enabled.

Step 3

Enter your Yahoo username (without @yahoo.com) and password, and then change the Host setting to "pop.mail.yahoo.com" (without quotes).

Step 4

Change the Protocol setting to "Post Office Protocol over SSL (POP3S)," and then change the Port setting to "995".

Step 5

Check the box next to "Leave Mail on External Server" to keep your messages on the Yahoo server.

Step 6

Click "Save" and "Close" to save the settings and return to your inbox, and then click "Fetch Ext. Mail" to begin importing your Yahoo emails.