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Moving data from one webmail account to another

by TripodGal / October 29, 2013 6:56 AM PDT

The new changes with Yahoo Mail are wreaking havoc with my business. It doesn't load half the time, and they took away a bunch of features that I used all the time, like tabs and stationery. I have a "Plus" account that I run my domain mail in and out of, plus my contacts and business calendar are there. Now I'm discovering that there is NO easy way to leave Yahoo and move to another web mail provider, and I am just livid about it. I've been able to move my files via YippieMove, which I had to pay for, but they don't seem to offer a transfer of contacts and calendar that I also need. I'm DONE with Yahoo. I know there has to be a way to move everthing to another webmail server, I just haven't been able to find it via a search. I opened an AOL account, and want to move everything there. (Please don't suggest Gmail. I hate Gmail.) I just need to know what application I need to use to move all my Yahoo stuff to AOL, PLEASE!

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Try Thunderbird.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 29, 2013 7:00 AM PDT

I think it imports painlessly.

Dafydd.

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I tried importing
by itsdigger / October 29, 2013 7:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Try Thunderbird.

my contacts from Gmail with Thunderbird and couldn't do it. I also tried importing my contacts from Yahoo to Gmail and couldn't.

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Seems like it doesn't...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 29, 2013 7:17 AM PDT
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... what it says on the tin then. I use Gmail and AOL but Thunderbird looks good on paper.

Dafydd.

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Back to Thunderbird.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 29, 2013 7:15 AM PDT

The import will not be easy enough for most folk but once you get it setup you can change carriers, email servers and more with less loss.
Bob

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Re: moving
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 29, 2013 7:16 AM PDT

I doubt there's a ready way, apart from using the keyboard to type (or copy/paste) those data.

But if you pay a programmer enough he can make a program that says the right things to the mailserver of your new mail provider, based on a download (in csv-format, for example) containing data from your Yahoo, to transfer everything.

Kees

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Also ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 29, 2013 7:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: moving

there are those nice tools software engineers use to do regression testing in web forms they maintain to see if they still work as intended. Those read progrqams data from some spreadsheet (most often), put it into the form row by row while and checking the output is as expected. I've never used such programs myself, but I think there are even open-source programs to do it.

It's rather specialised work, and I doubt if you can find anybody to set it up for you for less than 100 bucks an hour. Maybe a qualified IT-student will do it for half of that.

Kees

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Actually I exported
by itsdigger / October 30, 2013 1:06 AM PDT

both Gmail and Yahoo contacts as vfc. to a vfc. file because I'm using Linux (or if you have Apple) and imported them both to Thunderbird. If a Windows user wants to Export Gmail or Yahoo contacts,thay have to export them as csv. to a csv. file than import the contacts to Thunderbird from there Mischief . I really didn't want Thunderbird but Bob said "it wasn't easy enough for most folk" so that was like throwing down the gauntlet . I had to do it Devil .....Digger

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