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Greetings, my pc uses Windows XP/ IE 8.

by sibuna / April 28, 2013 5:08 AM PDT

I've used yahoo Classic email for years, and just got a message with their new communication rules. It's time to say goodbye to yahoo email.
1)How do I transfer all of my folders to a new email program?
2)gmail is unaccepatable so would anyone have any suggestions for a new email program that's less intrusive? I just need a simple ad-free email system that's not focusing violating my right to privacy.

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Who is your ISP?
by wpgwpg / April 28, 2013 5:22 AM PDT

You could use your ISP's (Internet Service Provider) email, whoever that is. You neglected to mention that, but I've never seen one that didn't provide email. If you want another online service, a lot of folks like Gmail.

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Move yahoo folders to another email system
by sibuna / April 28, 2013 6:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Who is your ISP?

Thanks. My ISP is comcast, and gmail isn't an option for me.
My real question is how to get the yahoo email folders and their content
saved/moved into a new email provider.

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Re: yahoo email folders
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 28, 2013 7:09 AM PDT

Assuming that folders are physically on the yahoo-servers (imap or webmail) you can't. And if they happen to be donwloaded to your PC (pop3) you can't either.

Basically, folders aren't in a program, they are on some hard disk. So you can't move them to another (new) program either,
The only way is to move mails is to forward them to your new email address one by one. But then you'll lose metadata like the original sender and the original date (and the subject line will contain "FW:", but that's only a minor nuisancd).


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It appears you need Yahoo's Mail Plus
by wpgwpg / April 28, 2013 7:20 AM PDT

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Re: yahoo email folders - New!
by sibuna / April 28, 2013 7:40 AM PDT

Thanks for the explanation. It sounds like I'll be getting rid of more than just yahoo mail. Sounds like I'm saying goodbye to several years of 'my past', kept in the correspondance I've saved.

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It depends on whether that 3 years' of mail is worth $20
by wpgwpg / April 28, 2013 10:06 AM PDT

You can upgrade to Yahoo's Mail Plus for $20, so it's up to you. If you don't think it's worth it, I wouldn't think that 3 years worth of correspondence was worth much to you.
Good luck.

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If you're attached to your past ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 29, 2013 4:07 AM PDT

you can print those mails and archive the print.


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have you tried using thunderbird
by hebert123 / May 3, 2013 8:13 AM PDT

Thunderbird is a great email program and you can use pop and imap with it.

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