Have to move from yahoo mail - How? Where?

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  1. act8192

    act8192 Registered Member

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    Why? Because the new improved yahoo mail is ugly, confusing, painfully slow as all kind of junk loads, and most inconvenient to use.

    Unfortunately I can't move all messages and folders to another web service because my yahoo account is free.
    So what can I do?

    What are good web mail servers? I don't like gmail.
     
  2. Daveski17

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    Oddly I have just moved back to the Yahoo! Mail I get with my ISP. I used to like Gmail but it has changed too much for the worse. I quite like the new AOL, Zoho is good as well.
     
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    Hi There,

    Both Gmail and Hotmail (Outlook, Live, MSN) allows for POP3 email services, and they can be locally configured in the PC with an email client.

    Best regards,
     
  5. J_L

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    So you can't forward or move your emails to another service? I don't have Yahoo Free, so can't help you there.

    If you don't like GMail, there's always Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail).
     
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    I like the new GMail tabs. It helped me a lot to filter and organize my emails automatically. Also love the new Android GMail app interface. :thumb:
    But for web mail services, i still prefer Outlook over all of the services i've tried.
     
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    I have a GMX account. It's OK but once my entire address book disappeared. Luckily I didn't have many people in it. I have been told that this is not unknown for GMX mail.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  10. act8192

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    Thank you all for the links to threads here. Very helpful for me. Why I missed them before? who knows.

    After reading again and again how you can't transfer all messages if you don't have paid yahoo mail, I found help, I think in Thunderbird section at Mozilla, and like a dummy didn't grab the link to post here.
    Success. I'm free of the disastrous yahoo interface :) :) And learned few things along the way.

    I set up SeaMonkey mail client. Haven't used it before. It's spectacular.
    Some 1800 messages in a dozen or so folders got transfered in about ten minutes, all into correct places.
    I can receive mail, send mail, delete mail, do attachments by drag'n drop like in Outlook.

    Here's what was needed:
    IMAP not POP3 protocol
    Incoming mail server: imap-ssl.yahoo.com, port 993, SSL
    Outgoing mail server: smpt.mail.yahoo.com, port 465 (not SeaMonkey default 567), SSL
    Firewall needs rules for SeaMonkey to connect out by TCP to those ports.
    I haven't yet setup specific yahoo server IPs since I need to watch it a bit in TCPview, but I already saw changed IPs.

    I never wanted to mix my more private mail from ISPs server using Outlook2003 client with less private mail at yahoo.
    So this gives me the separation I wanted and the convenience of a good, fast, and clean interface. Very similar to Outlook.
     
  11. act8192

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    It turns out that you can, not move, but copy, see above post.
    Just googling, clearly, I was reading bad advice.

    If there is a way to transfer, not copy and not use yahoo at all, I'm all ears. Wouldn't mind ditching it at this point.
     
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