How to Forward Apple Mail to Yahoo

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The Apple iCloud email service uses a simplified interface designed to increase the viewable area of email messages while keeping more advanced functions out of the way. Using forwarding, you can set up all your iCloud email to forward to a Yahoo email address. You can also configure advanced settings such as whether to keep the forwarded email in your iCloud email inbox or delete it entirely to prevent using up the available storage space on your account.

1 Forward All Email

2 Access

Access the iCloud website at and select the "Mail" icon after logging in to your account.

3 Select the gear icon

Select the gear icon at the bottom of the screen and choose "Preferences" from the pop-up menu.

4 The Forward My Email

Select the "Forward My Email To" option in the General section and input the desired Yahoo email address for forwarding.

5 Check the Delete Messages After Forwarding option to prevent your email messages from accumulating on the iCloud server

Check the “Delete Messages After Forwarding" option to prevent your email messages from accumulating on the iCloud server.

6 Click Done

Click "Done" to save the changes.

7 Forward Specific Emails

8 Access your iCloud email account

Access your iCloud email account, select the gear icon and click the "Rules" option.

9 Select the

Select the "Add a Rule..." link.

10 Select a filtering option

Select a filtering option from the "If A Message" drop-down list. For example, select the "Is From" option to filter messages from a specific email address or person listed in your Contacts.

11 The Name or Email Address

Click the "Name or Email Address" field and input the name or email address of the contact whose email you want to forward. You can forward all emails from a specific domain by adding only the domain. For example, forward all messages from Apple's iCloud domain by typing "" into the Name or Email Address field.

12 Select Forward To

Select "Forward To" from the drop-down list of options.

13 The Email Address

Click the "Email Address" field and type the Yahoo email address you want to use to receive the forwarded messages.

14 Click Done-2

Click "Done" to save the changes.

  • Information in this article applies to OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.