Forwarding Yahoo Mail to Another Email Address

Read your Yahoo Mail messages in another email account

The Yahoo mail forwarding feature allows you to receive your Yahoo Mail messages at another email address. Although such messages remain accessible in Yahoo Mail, you can read those messages in the interface of the email provider you specified (for example, Gmail). Here's how to set it up.


As of January 1, 2021, Yahoo is discontinuing this feature for free Yahoo Mail accounts. You must upgrade to Yahoo Mail Pro or subscribe to Access + Forwarding to forward your Yahoo email to another email address.

How to Forward Yahoo Mail Messages to Another Email Address

To choose the email account where you want to forward your Yahoo Mail messages, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.

  2. Click the gear on the upper-right corner of the page, next to your name.

    Yahoo Mail gear
  3. Select More Settings.

    More Settings in menu
  4. Select Mailboxes.

    Mailboxes in settings menu
  5. Select your primary email mailbox.

    Primary mailbox
  6. In the panel on the right, scroll down to the Forwarding field, enter the address to which you want your Yahoo mail forwarded, and select Verify.

    Forwarding address field
  7. Log in to that email account and look for a message from Yahoo. It contains further instructions to verify the account.


Only new incoming emails are forwarded.

Why You Might Want to Forward Your Yahoo Emails

This feature can be useful for several reasons. One common reason is a personal preference for one email provider's interface over Yahoo's.

Perhaps you don't use Yahoo as your main email provider and want to check only your primary email address.

If you use your Yahoo account for shopping or other specific purposes, forwarding keeps related email messages separate but accessible through your main email service.

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