How to forward email from a Yahoo Mail account to Gmail or other email services

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How to forward email from a Yahoo Mail account to Gmail or other email services
You can easily forward Yahoo Mail to Gmail if you happen to no longer use the former service.Alexey Boldin/Shutterstock
  • You can automatically forward email from your Yahoo Mail account to a Gmail account or any other email service.
  • Automatic forwarding can help you consolidate email in one account or temporarily send mail to someone else, such as if you're going on vacation.
  • Email forwarding is found in your Yahoo Mail account's Settings menu.

You can easily set up automatic email forwarding in Yahoo Mail, which lets you send a copy of incoming messages to Gmail or any other type of email service.

Automatic email forwarding can come in handy if you are trying to consolidate all your email to a single account, or if you want to delegate your messages to another person and need to automatically forward all new messages there.

The step-by-step instructions below are for forwarding Yahoo Mail to Gmail, but is widely applicable to any email service.

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How to forward Yahoo mail to Gmail

1. Open Yahoo Mail in a browser window and click the Gear icon at the top right of the page, under the Home icon. If the browser window is wide enough, the gear will be labeled "Settings."

How to forward email from a Yahoo Mail account to Gmail or other email services
Open the Settings menu to look for the mail forwarding control.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

2. Click "More Settings."

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3. In the pane on the left, click "Mailboxes."

4. Under "Mailbox list," click the Yahoo email account that you want to forward.

How to forward email from a Yahoo Mail account to Gmail or other email services
Select your Yahoo email account from the list of mailboxes.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

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5. In the Forwarding section, enter the email address where you'd like your Yahoo email to be sent, and then click "Verify."

How to forward email from a Yahoo Mail account to Gmail or other email services
After you enter your Gmail address, you'll need to go to Gmail and complete a few steps to verify you want to forward email there.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

6. Go to the account where you're forwarding your mail. You should see a new email from Yahoo asking you to confirm that you want to forward your email there. This prevents anyone from maliciously or accidentally forwarding email to an account that doesn't want the messages. Confirm that you want to forward the email. Your Yahoo Mail is now automatically forwarding to Gmail.

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You can cancel email forwarding by returning to this same Yahoo Mail menu and clicking "Remove."

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