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Is there a way to archive years of yahoo email?

Asked by synapse (361 points ) June 30th, 2012

I have eight years of my life in yahoo email. I don’t want to delete it all and I don’t want to lose it all but I don’t see a way to archive it through yahoo. I have the option of importing it all into gmail and then archiving. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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YARNLADY's avatar

I would just copy it all to disc.

blueiiznh's avatar

First, yahoo mail is not going anywhere. I have had a yahoo account since about 1996. It is all still there.
If you really want to export it you can. I have put mine in .pst (Outlook) files that most email programs can import and read.

synapse's avatar

Thank you! I’m not worried about yahoo going anywhere. In checking email via phone, I do not see the need for it to load thousands of messages.

flo's avatar

Speaking of Yahoo, it deleted your emails if you didn’t sign in for 4 months? Do you think they are going to reverse that?

fremen_warrior's avatar

impress upon ctrl+p and put the printouts in a filin’ cabinet like they used to in the good ‘ol days prior to them interwebs, yay

Nullo's avatar

I have never seen a function for shifting Y!Mail anywhere, so I would have to suggest a systematic copy/paste to an archive.

@fremen_warrior Microfilm, buddy. Microfilm like it was 1938.

fremen_warrior's avatar

@Nullo it ever so pleases me to know such learned persons as yourself still reside within the confines of this otherwise unimaginative establishment. Pip pip, cheerio, cheerio! :)

rsunset327's avatar

You could get a free dropbox account and copy/paste them into there….boy that would take AGES though.

If you mean dump past years from inbox…I wish I knew and if you figure it out, let me know :D

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