Below provided are the simplest yet the most effective methods that will help you in exporting your yahoo mails. For implementing these methods, you need to firstly download the Yahoo Mails on the local folder of your personal computer. The users get IMAP access from Yahoo. This allows you in accessing the emails through a third party application. There are two major methods that will help you with the back up of Yahoo mails, those are provided below.
1. Exporting Yahoo Mail through MS Outlook
You need to get your Yahoo account prepared before getting your Yahoo email account added to the Microsoft Outlook Desktop.
⏩ Preparing the Yahoo Account
For this, follow the steps provided below:
Click on the account picture and next click on the ‘Account info’ option.
Go to the left pane, from there, select the ‘Account Security option. And now select the ‘Manage app passwords.’
A pop-up window displays on the screen. Here, select ‘Outlook desktop’ and click on ‘Generate.’
You have now created your app password. This app password will be required for use when you will be adding your Yahoo email account to the Outlook Desktop client. So, get this password copied and select ‘Done.’
⏩ Yahoo Mail configuration in MS Outlook 2016, 2019, Or in the Office 365
Your Yahoo Mail can be configured in Outlook for exporting Yahoo Emails to your personal computer. Follow the steps provided below to do so:
Go to the ‘File’ option in Outlook.
Click on the button of ‘Add Account.’
Enter your Yahoo email account and then click on ‘Connect.’
Now, enter the app password that you have generated previously, in the password space. Now, click on ‘Connect.’
Now, you will be launching the Outlook Desktop client. Here, you can view Yahoo Mail in Outlook with a successful configuration.
⏩ Exporting of Your Yahoo Mail Information to Your Machine
Export yahoo mails to your personal computer can be done when you follow the steps provided:
Go to the ‘File,’ then ‘Open & Export’ and now, click on ‘Import & Export.’
Select the ‘Export to a file.’ Click ’ Next.’
Now select the ‘Outlook Data File (.pst).’ Press ’ Next.’
Select the folders you want to be exported from and then click on ‘Next.’
Navigate for a place for saving your file that is exported. Or you can use your default or present location.
Type in ‘Finish.’
Now, the previously copied file path should be pasted on your file explorer. You can now see the file containing the latest exported email information in the .pst format.
⏩ What are the disadvantages of exporting Yahoo Email Data via MS Outlook?
While this method will surely get your Yahoo emails exported to a Computer using, but the user will face some sort of inconvenience doing so. Account configuration in Outlook is needed and you have the option of going back to the mailbox only once at a fixed time. You will also need good technical knowledge for using this method, which will not be possible for most users. This method does not guarantee data loss and data integrity. This is why you should also be knowing to backup Yahoo Emails and must do it by using the Kernel IMAP backup method.
2. Export Yahoo Mail with the help of Kernel IMAP Backup
Exporting Yahoo email information through MS Outlook is a time consuming process and it involves user patience when they are using this method. Therefore, a third party tool is recommended for use so as to save time. Kernel for IMAP backup tool is one of the best tools for this purpose. This tool helps in easily backing up different server mailboxes. Your IMAP data can be backed up in PST, MSG, HTML, PDF, DOCX, and MHT formats. Furthermore, it also has the feature of supporting Microsoft Office 365, Lotus Notes, Novell Groupwise, Exchange Accounts. Data range filter, a folder, folder selection, etc, are the options you get here. These various options are used in the backing up of your mailbox information in a selective way.
Below mentioned are the ways to backup Yahoo Emails via the KerneI MAP backup method:
Prompts are displayed in the welcome screen that will add mailboxes for the backup of data and information.
Enter your account details, and then click on ‘Add.’
Select ‘Set Filter’ and then choose the option ‘Migrate.’
Select the filters of your choice. Next, click on ‘I am Ok, Start Migration.’
Now select the type of file output to save the IMAP server information that you chose.
The file needs to be given a path for saving the backed-up IMAP mailbox.
When you are about to end this procedure, a pop-up window displays on your screen. You will notice a CSV file too that consists of all the backed-up IMAP mailboxes credentials getting generated.
What are the advantages of exporting Yahoo Mails to your computer?
Every user of Yahoo Mail needs to be responsible enough for exporting their yahoo emails to their computer for the process of back up of their data and information. A user may not always be sure about their account data being safe always because the absolute fact that the Yahoo Mail accounts credentials of most at some point compromised is not hidden.
There might be an event where your computer might have been attacked by ransomware for getting your Yahoo Mail data access and hampers you from recovering from it. In such a case, you would have to pay a quite heavy price. Therefore, to get yourself protected in such a situation, you are highly recommended to keep knowledge about back up of your mail data.