How to Access Yahoo Mail in Gmail

Get all your Yahoo Mail messages in your Gmail inbox

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If you use Yahoo Mail and Gmail, it's possible to get your Yahoo Mail messages to show up in both accounts as they are received. You can even send messages using your Yahoo email address from Gmail thanks to a service called Gmailify.

Using Gmailify doesn't require a subscription to Yahoo Mail Pro. Before Gmailify launched in 2016, you couldn't send or receive Yahoo Mail messages through your Gmail account without subscribing to Yahoo's premium service, but these features are now available for free.

Instructions in this article apply to the standard web versions of Yahoo Mail and Gmail. All steps are the same in any browser.

How to Access Yahoo Mail From Within Gmail

To set up Gmail to receive and send messages from your Yahoo Mail account:

  1. In Gmail, select the gear and choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

    In Gmail, select the gear and choose Settings from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select Accounts and Import.

    Select Accounts and Import.
  3. Select Add a mail account from the Check mail from other accounts section.

    Select Add a mail account from the Check mail from other accounts section.
  4. Enter your Yahoo Mail address in the Email address field of the pop-up window, then select Next.

    Enter your Yahoo Mail address in the Email address field of the pop-up window, then select Next.
  5. Select Link accounts with Gmailify, then select Next.

    The other option removes your messages from Yahoo Mail. Gmailify lets you manage your Yahoo account from either Yahoo Mail or from Gmail.

    Select Link accounts with Gmailify, then select Next.
  6. The pop-up window will transition to a Yahoo Mail login screen. Enter your username and password if prompted, adjust the permissions to your liking, then select Agree.

    Enter your username and password if prompted, adjust the permissions to your liking, then select Agree.
  7. Select Close on the next page to close the pop-up window.

    Select Close on the next page to close the pop-up window.
  8. Return to the Settings > Accounts and Import menu in Gmail to verify that the settings are configured as you intended.

    By default, Gmail replies to all messages from your Gmail address. Select Reply from the same address the message was sent to in the Send mail as section to change this setting.

    Return to the Settings > Accounts and Import menu in Gmail to verify that the settings are configured as you intend.
  9. Return to this screen at any time to unlink your Yahoo Mail account. When you select unlink next to your Yahoo Mail address, you can choose to either keep or delete the imported mail from your Yahoo Mail account.

    When you select unlink next to your Yahoo Mail address, you can choose to either keep or delete the imported mail from your Yahoo Mail account.