How to Transfer Emails from Yahoo to Gmail? – Two Methods

Jim Backus | February 2nd, 2023 | Email Migration, Gmail, Yahoo Mail

Summary: Want to import Yahoo to Gmail account? Then you had landed on the place. At the end of this article, you will be able to transfer emails from Yahoo to Gmail account directly. So, go through this blog and find the easiest straightforward solution.

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Recently there was a huge downfall of Yahoo users, there might be several reasons such as inappropriate ads, the newer version of Yahoo takes more loading time as compared to Classic mode. After the recent scandal involving the NSA and other confirmed breaches of older email hack attacks. Now its time to switch email service providers. The only Email client whose expanding its roots is Gmail.

Why to import Yahoo mail to Gmail account? Gmail users are rapidly increasing and the reasons are many such as Google Drive facility, G Suite Migration facility, Google DOC and many more. So people are now migrating from Yahoo to Gmail. Another reason to export Yahoo mails to Gmail is that users are not satisfied with the Yahoo services like Grouped Emails, removal of save button while composing an email, etc. If you are one of them who is looking for a solution to export Yahoo emails to Gmail then this article might be useful for you. Your old emails can be imported from Yahoo to Gmail as long as you haven’t deleted them from your Yahoo mailbox.

Method 1. How to Import Yahoo to Gmail With Attachments?

  1.  Open your Gmail Account and go to “Settings”.
  2.  Click on “Accounts & Import” Tab. This option should be in the middle of setting page.
  3.  Click “Import mail and contacts”.
  4. A new pop up window will appear, Enter your Yahoo Mail email ID and click Next.
  5. Confirm ShuttleCloud Migration’s (this service will export Yahoo Mails to Gmail) request for your email, contacts etc by pressing “Agree “.
  6.  This will ask you to choose multiple items to import like contacts & emails. Click “Start” in order to import Yahoo Mails to Gmail.

Done! Follow the above instructions to move folders from Yahoo mail to Gmail. The process starts working at the instant but it might take a maximum of up to 2 days depending on the size of your Yahoo mailbox data.

Major Drawbacks!

1. This method will only transfer emails from Yahoo to Gmail account of Inbox folder only. No other mailbox folder data will be transferred.

2. There is no Email Filter option which means there is no way to transfer selected mails.

3. There are several times when the synchronization interrupts the import process.

Method 2. How to Migrate Emails from Yahoo to Gmail Quickly?

Download and install Advik Yahoo Backup Tool, this software has an ability to import Yahoo Mail to Gmail account completely. Yes, the tool will allow you to export all mailbox folders including Inbox, Sent Items, Trash, and other customized folders.

In addition, the wizard offers the Advance Email Filter option for selective email migration. Hence, you can migrate Yahoo to Gmail with the desired or complete mailbox without facing any error.


Note: Sign in Yahoo Account using Yahoo App Password. Click here to know how. To login Gmail account enable Less Secure Apps and IMAP settings (click here).

Steps to Transfer Emails from Yahoo to Gmail With Attachments in Bulk;

Step 1. Run Advik Yahoo Backup Tool and Sign in.

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Step 2. Select mailbox folders and click the Backup button.

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Step 3. Select Gmail as a Saving option from the list.

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Step 4. Enter Gmail login credentials and click the Backup button.

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Optional: Click the Advance Settings to apply email filters for selective migration.

Now sit back and relaxed, the software will immediately move emails from Yahoo to Gmail effortlessly. The above solution has been practiced by millions of users who want to import Yahoo emails to Gmail account. On the other hand you need not to look for any separate tool to export emails from Yahoo to G Suite.

You have just learned simple steps to migrate Yahoo emails to Gmail. Now let’s understand the steps explained above in more detail by watching the video tutorial.

Despite having a simple user interface, the software is loaded with several useful features. Here are some listed below.

  • Unlimited Migration
  • Download Mailbox to PC
  • Multiple Email Saving Option
  • Email Filter Option
  • Maintain Mailbox folder hierarchy
  • Preserve Key Elements & MetaData

Read Also: Export Yahoo Mail to PST


Till now, I have discussed two methods to transfer emails from Yahoo to Gmail. You can opt manual way in case you are willing to migrate complete emails. However, if you require any email filtration I would like to recommend you to choose the second method. You will get plenty of options that neither Yahoo not Gmail haven’t added yet.