How to Switch from Yahoo to Gmail



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How to Switch from Yahoo! Mail to Gmail

Two Methods:

This wikiHow teaches you how to import your Yahoo contacts and mail into your Gmail inbox. You can also import only your Yahoo contacts if you'd prefer to do so. In order to switch from Yahoo to Gmail, you'll need to use an Internet-connected computer (not a smartphone or tablet).

Steps

Importing All Mail and Contacts

  1. Open Gmail.Go to in your computer's web browser. Doing so will open your Gmail inbox if you're logged into your Gmail account.
    • If you aren't logged into Gmail, enter your email address and password before proceeding.
  2. Click the "Settings" gear.It's in the top-right side of the Gmail inbox. A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. ClickSettings.This option is in the middle of the drop-down menu. Doing so opens the Settings page.
  4. Click theAccounts and Importtab.You'll find this tab near the top of the Settings page.
  5. ClickImport mail and contacts.It's a link in the "Import mail and contacts" section. Clicking this link prompts a pop-up window.
    • You'll instead clickImport from another addresshere if you've previously imported information from a different email account.
  6. Enter your Yahoo email address when prompted.You'll do this in the text field that's in the middle of the pop-up window.
  7. ClickContinue.It's below the text field. Doing so will allow Gmail to find your Yahoo address; when it does, a new window will open.
  8. Sign into your Yahoo email account.In the new window that opens, enter your Yahoo email address, clickNext, enter your email account's password, and clickSign in.
  9. ClickAgreewhen prompted.It's a blue button near the bottom of the window.
  10. Close the Yahoo login window.This will redirect your focus back to the other pop-up window.
  11. ClickStart import.It's a grey button at the bottom of the window.
    • You can first uncheck boxes in this window to prevent some features (e.g., importing of new Yahoo email for 30 days).
  12. Click .This button is at the bottom of the window. Doing so will prompt Gmail to begin importing your Yahoo mail conversations and contacts.
    • Per Google's notes, it may take up to two days for new emails to show up in your Gmail inbox.
    • You can close the Settings page without impeding the import process.

Importing Only Contacts

  1. Open Gmail.Go to in your computer's web browser. Doing so will open your Gmail inbox if you're logged into your Gmail account.
    • If you aren't logged into Gmail, enter your email address and password before proceeding.
  2. ClickGmail▼.It's in the top-left corner of the inbox. Clicking it prompts a drop-down menu.
  3. ClickContacts.You'll find this option in the drop-down menu. Your Google Contacts page will open.
  4. Make sure that you're using the correct version of Google Contacts.If you see aTry Contacts previewlink on the left side of the page, click it and follow any on-screen prompts before proceeding.
  5. Click .It's on the left side of the page. Doing so will expand theMoremenu and prompt theImportandExportoptions to appear.
    • If you don't see this option on the left side of the page, first clickin the top-left corner of the page.
  6. ClickImport.This option is below theMoreheading. Clicking it prompts a pop-up window.
  7. ClickYahoo Mail.It's at the top of the pop-up window.
  8. ClickI AGREE, LET'S GO!when prompted.You'll see this option in the lower-right corner of the pop-up window. Doing so will take you to the Yahoo sign-in page.
  9. Sign into your Yahoo email account.Enter your Yahoo email address, clickNext, enter your email account's password, and clickSign in.
  10. ClickAgreewhen prompted.It's a blue button at the bottom of the window. This will confirm that you want to import your Yahoo contacts into your Google Contacts page.
  11. Wait for your Yahoo contacts to finish importing.You'll receive a notification once they're done importing into your Google Contacts page.
    • You can close the Google Contacts page without stopping the import.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    Can all folders in my Yahoo! email be migrated?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It look like the only way is to move the content from each folder back to the Yahoo! inbox and transfer this way. It doesn't look like actual Yahoo! folder transfer can occur.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Will the transfer be permanent?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    All that Gmail does is link all of your accounts from different e-mails (whether Yahoo, or a different Gmail) and syncs them all into one easy to access page/main account. You can stop Gmail from syncing accounts whenever you wish, and even while Gmail is using your Yahoo mail, you can still access your Yahoo account as you have done previously. Basically, you'll still keep your Yahoo account. The author just meant 'transfer' as though the article was for people who are transferring from using Yahoo, to using Gmail and wasn't talking about actually transferring the account.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I switch my Yahoo account to Gmail if I can't change my Yahoo account password?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can't turn one account into the other. You can only open a new account and stop using the other.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I keep an old email account?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Your email account will last forever, as long as you don't forget the password.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How can I keep my old email address and not have to use a Gmail address?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    There are times when you have to have a Gmail account in order to activate some service. Having a Gmail account does not mean you have to give up any other accounts you have. See if you can forward the email from Gmail to another account so you'll know when you get email there. While Gmail wants your personal information, you don't have to give it. Don't use your real name, address, or birthday, they don't check. If they find out you're not who you say you are, the worst they can do is to deactivate the email account and you'll just have to set up another one.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I transfer a photos folder from Yahoo to Google?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    The best method would probably be to save all the photos to your computer and re-upload them manually to Google.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I transfer my Yahoo folders?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Follow the instructions listed in the article above.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I import my Archive Emails from Yahoo to GMail?
  • How do I send a mass email to all of my Gmail contacts?
  • If I connect Gmail to Yahoo, will the mail be forwarded?
  • Will all my mail stay in yahoo as well?
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Warnings

  • Yahoo will delete your account if you don't log into it within 12 months.

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