Thursday, 16 November 2017

Export Yahoo Mail to Apple Mail Using POP/IMAP Settings

The method of importing and exporting data from one email client into another always poses a problem to the users. Here, in this blog, we will deal with the process to export Yahoo Mail to Apple Mail. Users can set up Apple Mail to receive emails from their Yahoo account and these stored emails can be viewed offline anytime. In the following article, we have discussed two easy manual procedures to export Yahoo Mail to MBOX file format. It can be done by using the IMAP or POP synchronization method. With the help of these techniques, a user will get the entire database transferred to Apple Mail and a user can also jump from one operating system to other.

Adding Yahoo Email Account to Apple Mail By IMAP

The IMAP (Internet-Message-Access-Protocol) is a new protocol, by which, emails can be accessed and managed remotely. The actions that are done in the app affect the emails on the email server.
  • 1. Go to your Yahoo mail account.
  • 2. Select Mail -> Preferences.
  • 3. Go to the Accounts tab.
  • 4. Here click on ‘+’ symbol
  • 5. And now, add a new account.
  • 6. In the text box, fill in your email address and password and click Continue.
  • 7. In the Incoming Mail Server window, fill in all the details and click Continue like:

  • Account Type: IMAP
    Description: Description of the mail
    Incoming Mail Server:
    User Name: Yahoo username
    Password: Yahoo mail password

  • 8. In the Outgoing Mail Server window fill in all the necessary details and click on Continue.

  • Description: Any description of user choice
    Outgoing Mail Server:
    User Name: Yahoo username
    Password: Yahoo mail password

  • 9. Check the displayed Account Summary and click Create.
  • 10. Now you can access your Yahoo mails from Apple Mail.

Export Yahoo Mail to Apple Mail Using POP

The POP (Post-Office-Protocol) is also a way to get Yahoo Mail on a desktop or mobile app. The copies of the user’s emails are downloaded by the POP so that it can be moved or deleted in the application without the original mails getting affected. The POP protocol copies emails from the email server to the app and the actions performed in the app doesn’t affect the email on the server. To connect Yahoo Mail to Mac Mail, follow below steps:
  • 1. Open Apple Mail.
  • 2. Select Mail -> Preferences.
  • 3. Click on Accounts and on the Account screen click on the ‘+’ icon.
  • 4. Enter your name, your Yahoo email address and your Yahoo email password.
  • 5. Hold the Option key down until you get the Continue button.
  • 6. Click on it and release the Option key.
  • 7. In the Add Account screen, type in the following details:

  • Account Type: POP
    Description: Any useful description
    Incoming Mail Server: Incoming POP server listed in the Yahoo Mail POP settings
    User Name: The user’s entire Yahoo email ID
    Password: The user’s Yahoo email password

  • 8. Hold the Option key and press on Continue and then release the Option key.
  • 9. Click Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) box.
  • 10. Select Password in the Authentication menu and click on Create.
  • 11. Launch Apple Mail and select Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts tab.
  • 12. Your Yahoo Mail account is to be selected.
  • 13. Enter the incoming port listed in the Yahoo Mail POP settings in the Port field.
  • 14. Confirm and save changes by clicking on the red icon in the upper-left corner.

Drawbacks of Manual Methods

As you can see from above, the manual methods to add Yahoo Mail to Apple Mail are quite lengthy and time-consuming processes. Users need to have very good technical knowledge so as to do any of the manual procedures and any mistake can cost a loss of data to the user. Therefore, it is very important to be more cautious when it comes to data loss. To avoid such issues, you can go for another effective solution as discussed above.

Automated Approach to Forward Yahoo Mail to Apple Mail

When the manual methods to move Yahoo mailbox to Mac Mail fail for the user, then he can approach some efficient third-party tool like SysTools Yahoo Backup tool, which is convenient and easy to use. This professional tool gets the work done fast and without any loss of data. All the attachments are also exported with the mail and even items like contacts, calendar and folders with their sub-folders can also migrate from Yahoo Mail to Mac Mail.


As we all know that nowadays people are migrating from one email client to other. Therefore, they need to have methods to do such task. Therefore, this blog talks about the manual and professional methods to export Yahoo Mail to Apple Mail with all its data items. You can migrate all the data items in a very effective way. Also, it describes the limitations of manual methods and the advantages of using a good third-party tool.


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