Forwarding Yahoo! Mail to Another Email Address

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Sure, that Yahoo! Mail address is nice, and access through IMAP or POP is great, but can you receive your Yahoo! Mail at another email address? Yes! You can have Yahoo! Mail forward all emails you receive at your account to another email address automatically.

Forward Yahoo! Mail to Another Email Address

  1. Click the gear icon near your Yahoo! Mail top right corner or hover the mouse cursor over it.
  2. Select Settings from the menu that shows.
  1. Go to the Accounts category.
  2. Click the email address you want to forward under Yahoo or Primary Yahoo.
  3. Make sure Forward is selected under Access your Yahoo Mail elsewhere.
  4. Enter the email address where you want to receive all your Yahoo! Mail messages over Forwarding Address.
  5. Select:
    • Store and forward to forward a copy of each message and receive it at the original Yahoo! Mail address as well.
    • Store and forward and mark as read to receive a copy forwarded to the email address you entered and have Yahoo! Mail retain a copy, but marking that copy read. (Note that forwarded messages may still appear unread in your Yahoo! Mail inbox in spite of this setting.)
  6. Click Save.
  7. If you have entered an email address not yet verified as accessible to you with Yahoo! Mail:
    1. Check the email address to which you have Yahoo! Mail forward messages for a message from with the subject Please verify your alternate email address.
    2. In that email, click the link to verify the address.

    Accessing Yahoo! Mail in Your Email Program

    If you want to take a more direct route and add Yahoo! Mail as a separate account to your email program, that's no problem either. You can either access a Yahoo! Mail account directly using POP (which will turn off forwarding) or employ a tool like YPOPs!.