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How to forward Gmail to a Yahoo Mail account

Updated on May 16, 2011

So you have a Gmail account, but you want to have Gmail email forward to your Yahoo Mail account? It's easy to do following these simple steps.

  1. Open up your Gmail account.
  2. Click on the Mail Settings link in the upper right corner (might be under the Options link, which looks like a gear).
  3. Click on the subtab below Settings called Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  4. In the top Forwarding box, click on the button Add a forwarding address.
  5. In the small window that pops up, enter your Yahoo Mail email address. Click Next.
  6. You will get a message that says a confirmation code has been sent for verification. Click OK.
  7. Go to your Yahoo Mail account.
  8. Look for an email from the Gmail Team with the subject line Gmail Forwarding Confirmation.
  9. Click on the link to verify. You should be taken to a browser window saying "Confirmation Success! ******** may now forward to ********"
  10. Go back to your Gmail Settings page, under Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  11. In the Forwarding box at the top again, right above the button you pressed earlier, there should be a radio button saying "Forward a copy of incoming mail to" and a drop-down menu. Select your Yahoo Mail address in this drop-down menu.
  12. In the second drop-down menu to the right, decide what you want done with those original messages in Gmail. You can leave them in your Gmail inbox (unread), you can have them marked read, you can archive them (hidden but findable via Gmail search) or deleted.
  13. Click the radio button to the left of the "Forward a copy of incoming mail..."
  14. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom

With that, you're all set! You can always return to the same Forwarding settings to disable forwarding if you want to later.


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    • phanisoft18 profile image


      7 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Good Article.Though I do not use yahoo mail much but I have tried this long back to back all mails from my gmail account.

    • tilinaoita profile image


      7 years ago don`t know how valuable are these details for newbies...

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      rorshak sobchak 

      7 years ago

      Great steps. You did a very good job writing this hub. Thank you.

      rorshak sobchak

    • livelonger profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Menayan 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, yeah, that's another thing: bad spam filtering!

    • Marina Lazarevic profile image


      7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      My yahoo account is 90% spam. I think something like 1,200 unread messages? :)

    • livelonger profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Menayan 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Marina - Actually, I have a Hub on that, and yes, they do! Bastards...I only use my Yahoo Mail account now for spammy website registrations. And yes, unnecessarily busy and crappy search describe it perfectly.

    • Marina Lazarevic profile image


      7 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Another question: is it still not possible to forward yahoo mail to gmail? I think Yahoo still charges for that! They make you upgrade to Yahoo Plus...which has a monthly/annual fee of some sort.

      I completely agree that gmail is superior...I had used Yahoo mail for a while and it's unnecessarily busy/messy. The search function is pretty bad too.

    • livelonger profile imageAUTHOR

      Jason Menayan 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      No, in my opinion, it's worse. They've made some improvements but I prefer Gmail, personally.

    • Paul Edmondson profile image

      Paul Edmondson 

      7 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Is yahoo mail better than gmail? I haven't used it in years...

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      A great hub for me to bookmark for easy reference.Thank you for sharing.

      Take care


    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Clear concise instructions. Great job. Rated up.


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