Forwarding Yahoo Mail to Another Email Address

Read your Yahoo email in any other email account

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Sure, that Yahoo Mail address is nice but what if you want to receive your Yahoo Mail messages at another email address? It's as easy as forwarding new messages to any email account you choose.

When you forward Yahoo Mail messages to a new email account, you can still login to Yahoo Mail at any time to use that interface but the idea is to forward all your new messages to a different email account (maybe a Gmail or Outlook account) so that you can use those email interfaces to still read your Yahoo Mail.

It's also useful to forward mail like this if you don't want to login to Yahoo Mail just to check for new message. Maybe it's configured as your spam email inbox or just one that you don't check very often.

Note: See How to Send Mail From All Your Accounts in Yahoo Mail if you'd rather keep using Yahoo Mail as your primary email account but still use it with your other email addresses too 

Forward Yahoo Mail to Another Email Address

Note: The following steps are relevant only if you're using Yahoo Mail in classic mode. 

  1. Access your email from the Yahoo Mail website.
  2. Hover your mouse over the gear icon on the far upper right corner of the page, next to your name.
  3. Choose Settings from the menu that appears.
  4. Select Accounts from the left.
  5. On the right, under the Email addresses section, click the email account that you want messages to be forwarded from.
  6. Scroll down to the Access your Yahoo Mail elsewhere section, and put a check in the box next to Forward.
  1. Enter the email address that all of your future Yahoo Mail messages should be forwarded to.
  2. Below the email address, choose Store and forward or Store and forward and mark as read. The second option will forward the emails just like the first will, but will also mark the email as read in Yahoo Mail.


    The reason you might pick the second option is because it's assumed that if you are forwarding the emails to yourself at a different email address, that you'll read the messages there and so they don't need to be left as "unread" on Yahoo Mail.
  1. Click the Verify button and then log in to the email account you entered in Step 7.


    If this is not your own email account, then have the owner log in and click the verification link that was sent to them.
  2. Click Save from the bottom of Yahoo Mail's Settings window.