How to forward your Yahoo! Mail messages to Gmail without paying for Yahoo! Mail Plus

If you want to forward all incoming messages to your Yahoo! Mail account to another email, such as a Gmail, you probably now know that Yahoo forces you to purchase Yahoo! Mail Plus, which costs $19.99 per year. That’s a pretty steep investment just to forward your emails to another account!б═

However, there is a very easy solution to forward all your emails from your Yahoo! Mail account to another service, such as Gmail. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Login to your Yahoo! account. Go to http://yahoo.comб═and click on your name in the top right-hand corner of the page. You should notice a drop down menu show up – click on the “Account Info” link.

Step 2: If prompted, type in your account’s password and sign in.

Step 3: Scroll down on the page until you notice a link on the left-hand side of the page that is titled “Set language, site, and time zone.” Click on it.

Step 4: In the drop down menu next to the text that reads “Regional Site and Language,” find “Yahoo! United Kingdom” and click on it.

Step 5: Save your settings and close this page.

Step 6: Login to your Yahoo! Mail account and enter the settings (it’s different for every design you’re on, so look somewhere near the top of the page). In the menu on the left, find the section that reads “POP & Forwarding.” Click on it.

Step 7: You should now notice the option to forward your messages from Yahoo! Mail to another email address is enabled. Type in the email address you’d like to forward the messages to in the text box on the page.б═

That’s it!б═

7 comments
jodis
jodis

Does not work-- still wants you to buy Yahoo! Mail Plus.

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

 @jodis Hi, this method doesn't appear to be working anymore. People who were able to complete these steps before Yahoo made changes are having their messages forwarded, but new users cannot. Sorry!

adrian85
adrian85

Hello,

I have tried the trick latelly and it doesn't work anymore, i think that Yahoo fixed this bug. Is there any other solution ?

Thank you very much!

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator

@adrian85 Hello, it seems to still be working on our end. Please make sure that you're following each step exactly.

adrian85
adrian85

@itsalltech@adrian85 Hello again and thank you very much for your fast answer! I see a difference on the 4th step, in sted of letting me choose between different Yahoo servers (like Yahoo! Asia, Yahoo! United Kingdom and so on...) they make me choose the Language preference and the Time zone. So i choosed English (United Kingdom) an GTM UK, i saved and i logged in using the uk.yahoo.com site but they are still asking me for 20 dollars :(. I've switched olso to Yahoo! classic but it still doesn't work. I'm in France right now, maybe they see my ip address and they are blocking something... Do you have any ideea of what's going on?

adrian85
adrian85

@itsalltech Yes, my interface is a little different, i don't have the same preferences :( I hope that you gonna find another way to do this. Thank you very much for your time, it is very kind of you !

itsalltech
itsalltech moderator like.author.displayName 1 Like

@adrian85 Hi, I'm actually seeing the same thing as you know. My emails are still being forwarded, however, likely because I made the change before the different preferences were added in.

Unfortunately, I don't know any other way to achieve this right now. I'll keep looking, though! I'll let you know if I find something