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Windows 7: Import existing yahoo folders into Outlook 2010?

18 Dec 2015   #1
Weboh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Import existing yahoo folders into Outlook 2010?

I'm fed up with web mail and want to move to Outlook as my only mail source. The problem is, if I use Outlook, I won't be able to get all of the emails that I've organized into folders in Yahoo mail without taking every single one out of the folders and letting it sync. Outlook is able to sync the folders just fine with "Outlook Online." Is there a way that I can make Yahoo Mail do this?


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21 Dec 2015   #2
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Actually isn't too complex but depending on the number of Webmail folders you have it may take time - but only once!

I would:
  1. In Outlook create identical folders you have in Webmail.
  2. Set Outlook to REMOVE FROM IMAP SERVER otherwise you must manually DELETE the emails after Download (steps 6 & 7 below).
  3. In Webmail, make sure your Inbox is empty.
  4. Open a Webmail folder and SELECT ALL emails in the folder.
  5. Under Actions, select Move Inbox then click Apply - the emails move to your Inbox.
  6. In Outlook, initiate Send/Receive.
  7. Once received, select all and move to the desired folder.
  8. Repeat.

Regards,
GEWB
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21 Dec 2015   #3
Weboh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What's Yahoo's IMAP server? I can only find the POP server, and one other kind that I couldn't get to sync with Outlook.
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21 Dec 2015   #4
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

My bad - you are correct, it is a POP server. Directions remain the same (use POP)...I left Yahoo/AT&T years ago.

Regards,
GEWB
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18 Jan 2016   #5
Weboh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I finally got a around to doing this. That is actually an ingenious way of working around POP not working like IMAP. But I'm using Thunderbird now, and Thunderbird knew of a Yahoo IMAP server, which is what I really wanted anyway. Thanks!
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18 Jan 2016   #6
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

I'm glad it worked out for you!

Regards,
GEWB
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