backup yahoo mailHere’s quick and easy instructions to backup your Yahoo mail and Yahoo contacts.

Even though Yahoo Mail is already in the Cloud, you should have a backup copy in case of downtime, corruption, or your account being hijacked. All those contacts you have accumulated in Yahoo Mail? Don’t lose them if something goes wrong. With a full backup of Yahoo mail you can easily move from Yahoo Mail to Outlook or another email provider and quickly import all your mail and contacts.


How to Export your Yahoo Contacts

  • Login to your Yahoo mail and click on the Contacts menu option
  • From the Top menu select Tools, Export

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  • You will have the option to export to Outlook, Thunderbird, CSV, and vCard. If you have a local email client on your computer then select the format that will be compatible. CSV is the most common.

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  • Type the security code and click the Export button A download should start. In the new Save windows click Save File, then OK and put the backup file in a folder that will be included in your backup plan.

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How to Backup your Yahoo Mail

Yahoo doesn’t have an export function for email, so the easiest way to keep a backup copy is to have a local email client such as Thunderbird or Outlook installed on your computer and pull mail to there.

Note!: Remember to use the option to “save a copy on the Server” on your Thunderbird or Outlook, otherwise it will pull all your email from Yahoo and and it will be gone from your Yahoo Mail.

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