Maybe you want to move to a different email provider. Maybe you need to export an archive for a new listserv. Either way, the best plan is to export your files from Gmail and Yahoo as a MBOX, an old Unix file type that’s still used for email archives across both PC and Mac. Here’s how to export a MBOX file from both these common email providers.
Gmail is the easiest of the two to export from. It has its own export fuction, unlike Yahoo Mail.
Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, Yahoo Mail doesn’t have a native way to export email files. Instead, you’ll need to use an email client such as Outlook, Thunderbird, or MacMail. Check out this Yahoo Help file for instructions on how to connect to Yahoo Mail using an email client. You can then export your MBOX file using that client.
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