E-mail, chat, & VoIP forum: How do I back up my e-mails from free online Yahoo Mail and Gmail accounts?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) February 26, 2010 11:07 AM PST

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How do I back up my e-mails from free online Yahoo Mail and Gmail accounts?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 2/26/10 11:07 AM

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How do I back up my e-mails from free online Yahoo Mail and Gmail accounts?



Over the past several years I have been depending on free
online Yahoo mail and Gmail accounts for my everyday e-mails.
I've been lucky thus far of not losing anything yet, but I'm
weary about it as friend told me that free email services
aren't trustworthy as anything can go wrong and there are no
recourse if my accounts were suddenly to disappear or somehow
get compromised because they are free.

Now that this has got me really concerned, I would like to
back up all my e-mails from these free online e-mail
accounts, but I really have no clue as to how to go about it.
Can your members help me out and give me some step-by-step
instructions on how I can get this accomplished for both
Yahoo mail and Gmail? I would like to be able to store them
on my computer and retrieve them once I have established a
nonfree online service. I would be most grateful for this
help.

--Submitted by Isabelle W.

Here are some featured member answers to get you started, but
please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question.

Backing up online email --Submitted by TMSAssoc
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6638_102-0.html?messageID=3257045#3257045

Gmail offers these options for backing up data --Submitted by davidwinget
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6638_102-0.html?messageID=3257095#3257095

Archiving Yahoo email --Submitted by JamesJ
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6638_102-0.html?messageID=3257869#3257869

Methods for backing up free online email --Submitted by caue.rego
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6638_102-0.html?messageID=3257219#3257219

POP3 --Submitted by darrenforster99
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6638_102-0.html?messageID=3257458#3257458

A lot to say, true/false --Submitted by DADSGETNDOWN
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6638_102-0.html?messageID=3256917#3256917

Free e-mail backup --Submitted by RayGauthier
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6638_102-0.html?messageID=3258463#3258463


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