Forwarding Yahoo Mail to Another Email Address

Read your Yahoo Mail Classic messages in another email account

You can use Yahoo mail forwarding to receive your Yahoo Mail Classic messages at another email address. Once the process is set up, the messages that arrive at your Yahoo Mail account are automatically sent to the email provider you selected. Those messages are also accessible in Yahoo Mail.

When you forward Yahoo Mail messages to a new email account, you can log in to Yahoo Mail at any time to use that interface. The idea is to forward your new messages to a different email account—maybe a Gmail or Outlook account—so that you can use those email interfaces to read your Yahoo Mail.

It's also useful to forward mail in this way if you don't want to log in to Yahoo Mail to check for a new message. It may be configured as your spam email inbox or one that you don't check often.

Forward Yahoo Mail to Another Email Address

Having new emails forwarded prevents you from missing an important message. Maybe you're traveling, away from your desktop computer, and want to access the messages in another email provider's app on a mobile device.

The following steps are relevant only if you use Yahoo Mail in classic mode. The feature is not available in the new Yahoo mail.

  1. Access your email from the Yahoo.com website by selecting the Mail icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.

  2. Hover the mouse over the gear icon on the upper-right corner of the page, next to your name.

  3. Choose Settings from the menu that appears.

    Settings button on Yahoo Mail home page
  4. Select Accounts from the left sidebar.

    Accounts category in Yahoo Mail settings
  5. On the right, under the Email addresses section, choose the email account that you want messages to be forwarded from.

    Email address to click when forwarding to another address
  6. Scroll down to the Access your Yahoo Mail elsewhere section, and select the Forward check box.

  7. Enter the email address that your future Yahoo Mail messages should be forwarded to.

  8. Below the email address, choose Store and forward or Store and forward and mark as read. The second option forwards the emails like the first one does, but it also marks the email as read in Yahoo Mail. Choose the second option if you forward the emails to yourself at a different email address and read the messages there. This way, messages aren't left as unread on Yahoo Mail.

  9. Press Verify, and log in to the email account you entered in Step 7. If this is not your email account, then have the owner log in and select the verification link that was sent.

    Verify email address to forward to
  10. Press Save at the bottom of the Yahoo Mail Settings window.

Only new incoming emails are forwarded.