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How To Save Yahoo! Emails to a Computer

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In this age of technology, emails are an essential communication medium. You may want to save your Yahoo! mails onto your computer for many reasons; perhaps you like the services of another email client or platform better, or maybe you want to save your precious emails directly onto your computer. This begs the question: how do you save Yahoo! emails to your computer?  

Quick Answer

You can save your Yahoo! emails to your computer using the following methods.

• Saving email files as a PDF.
• Using the Microsoft Outlook application.
• Using Systools Yahoo! backup software. 

This article details the different methods you can follow to save your emails from Yahoo! onto your computer. 

Method #1: Saving Yahoo! Emails As a PDF

Saving your Yahoo! emails as a PDF file is the simplest and easiest method you can follow when trying to save your emails to your computer. However, it is essential to note that this method only allows you to save one email at a time

Here’s how you can save your Yahoo! Mail as a PDF to your computer.

  1. Log in to your Yahoo! account to access your mail.
  2. Go to the “Email” folder and click on the email to open it.
  3. Press the “More options” icon and click on the “Print” option.
  4. Choose the “Save as PDF” option from the list of printers.
  5. Click on the “Save” option.
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  6. Browse and select where you want to save the PDF file on your laptop and click “Save”.

Method #2: Using Microsoft Outlook To Save Yahoo! Emails

You can also save Yahoo! emails to your computer by configuring your Yahoo! email to any desktop-based email client. To demonstrate, we will use the Microsoft Outlook application to show how you can use the Outlook configuration to save Yahoo! email data onto your computer. Here’s how you can use this method.

  1. Launch MS Outlook and select the “File” option from the menu.
  2. Move to the “Info” section and click on the “Add Account” button.
  3. Select the option allowing you to configure service settings manually.
  4. Choose the option POP or IMAP and click “Next”.
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  5. In the POP/IMAP settings, enter your name and Yahoo! email address.
  6. Select the account type as “POP3”.
  7. In the incoming mail server option, type “”.
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  8. In the outgoing server option, type “”.
  9. Enter your Yahoo! Mail email and password into the Log-in information.
  10. Click on the “More Settings” option.
  11. Select the outgoing server option, check “My SMTP Requires Authentication” and “Use Same Settings As My Incoming Mail Server”.
  12. Select the “Advanced” tab and type “995” for the POP server.
  13. Make sure you have selected SSL as the encryption type.
  14. Click on “OK” > “Next” > “Finished”.
  15. Close the Outlook application and then restart it.
  16. Click on the “Send/Receive” tab and select “Send/Recieve All Folder”.

These steps will make the Yahoo! email folders visible in the Outlook Folder Panel


This method is time-consuming and may lose some emails during the process due to low bandwidth. As a result, all your email data may not be visible on outlook.

Method #3: Using Systools Software To Save Yahoo! Emails

If you cannot save Yahoo! emails to your computer using the manual methods mentioned above, You can get this job done seamlessly with the help of the Systools Yahoo! backup tool. To use this method, you should follow these steps.

  1. Download the Systools software on your Windows computer.
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  2. Launch the software and choose a preferred language (English, Spanish, German).
  3. Add your Yahoo! mail credentials and click on the Log-in button to authenticate into the tool interface.  
  4. Choose an email format to save your Yahoo! email to your computer.
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  5. Click on the “Browse” button and navigate to a system location to save the data. 
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  6. Click on the “Apply Filters” button to specify the Yahoo! mail folders saved on the desktop. 
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  7. Move to the process and click on the “Start” button; this will initiate the process of saving Yahoo! mail to your computer. 
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  8. The live status of the transfer will be visible on the application itself.
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  9. When the Yahoo! mail saving process is complete, the Systools application will send you a notification message. 
  10. Click “OK” and click on the destination folder to view the Yahoo! data.
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Saving your Yahoo! emails on your computer may seem grueling. However, Using any of the methods mentioned in the article should be a solution to your problem. 

We recommend using the first method, which allows you to save emails as a PDF file directly to your computer, this method is generally quicker, and it also allows you to save selective emails. 

If the number of emails you want to save on your computer is vast, we recommend using the Systools application. This is because it allows you to transfer big data faster while preventing data loss. 

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