Downloading emails in bulk

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northcote

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My question is simple - but I haven't found, so far, any answer I can understand on the web.

How do I download all my emails off yahoo (that's inbox drafts and folders) onto my own computer - is this possible?

The background to this is that I'm a heavy email user. I have 10 years of emails on my account. This is personal and business. There's an awful lot of emails, though it doesn't amount to much in space terms because it's virtually all text.

I keep everything on email. I'm worried primarily about my stuff being removed accidentally or maliciously, so I want to back up locally. After all yahoo could suddenly announce that they're going to remove all emails older than a certain date - this would be an utter disaster for me. In adition, because I have so many individual emails (I receive at least 30 a day, keep most of them, and send off about 10 - keep all of them) yahoo email search no longer works on my account.
 
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Hello Northcote =)

Do you use Yahoo! Mail Plus or Yahoo! Mail classic ?

This will help me give you the best options.

Thanks
 
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Was going to say the same thing Triple6 was, Use a PC side program to download your e-mails using E.G. Outlook Express, Windows Mail or outlook.
 

northcote

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Thanks very much for your responses - I don't use outlook at the moment - but this will work with yahoo emails? And allow me to download all the ones that are currently on my account - and leave them in my account as well - which is what i'd like for safety. I tried to use the firefox product, did find the names of the servers etc, but it just kept on telling me it'd failed authentication. I'd tried with and without the @yahoo.co.uk

Oh I use email classic because I like to keep all the old versions of the emails I send out - as well. But even classic's stopped doing that now.

Many thanks
 
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Hello NorthCote =)

Yes it will work with yahoo! Mail Classic, Follow Triple6's link, It's a walk through on how to set it up.

Also Outlook Express -> When setting it up you can set it to leave the mail on the server.

In outlook > tools > Account > (your account) > Properties > Advanced tab > right down the bottom in the Delivery section make sure the Leave copy of message on server IS TICKED. (read the other two options as they are self explaintory to make sure it is configured the way you want)
 
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