How to Archive Yahoo Mail with Outlook 2010

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In a previous post, I covered archiving Gmail messages onto a personal computer. Lets talk about Yahoo Mail messages.  Before Gmail was ever existed, I was using Yahoo mail as my primary email. After Gmail became more mainstream, I sort-of neglected my Yahoo Mail Account.

From time to time I’ve needed to refer back to my old correspondence, so I figured I could set up a POP3 account and download all my messages onto my personal computer.  I wanted to be able to access all of my e-mails using a single e-mail client and save some time going back and forth between different email accounts.

In order to stay organized, I decided to keep my Gmail messages on the Thunderbird Email client and my Yahoo messages in Outlook 2010.  But when I tried to add my Yahoo Mail to Outlook, I realized that in order to setup POP3 forwarding in Outlook, I would have to upgrade to Yahoo Mail Plus for $19.99 a year, which I didn’t want to do.

After doing some research, I discovered a program called YPOPs, a FREE, (Open Source) software, which provides POP3 and SMTP access to Yahoo Mail.  With YPOPs, I was able to download all of my Yahoo Messages onto my personal computer, without having to upgrade my Yahoo account.

If you decide to use this method, here is what you will need to:

1. Download YPOPs at http://downloads.sourceforge.net/yahoopops/ypops-win-0.9.7.1.exe and save it to your Hard Drive.

2. Once YPOPs is downloaded open the win-0.9.7.1.exe file and follow the installation prompts until it’s done installing.

3. Double click on YPOPs an make sure it’s running.

4. Double click on the Outlook 2010 icon – The Auto Account Setup feature will automatically start and will guide you step-by-ste

5. When prompted to configure e-mail click next.

6. Enter your name, yahoo e-mail account address and password and click manually configure server settings or additional server types, then click next.

If prompted to enter name or e-mail address and password, enter it again.

7. For account type make sure POP3 is selected.

8. For incoming (POP3) and outgoing (SMTP) servers enter 127.0.0.1.

9. Under Login Information, enter Yahoo e-mail address and Password information.

10. In the password field, check the box to Remember password.

11. On the bottom right corner click on More Settings.

12. Go to Outgoing Server Tab and select: My outgoing Server Requires authentication. Check the box that says: Use the same settings as my incoming mail server.Click Ok.

13. Click Finish and you’re done.

14.Restart your Outlook.

Once Outlook is restarted, it should start downloading Yahoo mail Messages automatically.