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I have an old Yahoo mail account on which I still get a few emails, now and then - but I now primarily use GMail. Is there a way for me to automatically forward or fetch emails from that account so that they show up in GMail?

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No, importing email is different from forwarding it... – x3ja Jun 30 '10 at 22:07
It seems Yahoo! Mail Plus is not possible to buy anymore. I used to forward my mail with and at some point even without Yahoo! Mail Plus. Now I cannot even figure out how to do it with a paid Ad-free account (as far as I can tell the only paid Yahoo! mail account). I have asked this of Yahoo Uservoice here: yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/210695-yahoo-mail/suggestions/… – D W Jan 30 '14 at 4:07
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Both of the previous answers relate to a feature that is only available through the Yahoo Mail Plus plan, which now costs money.

If you're willing to pay for Yahoo Mail Plus, which would run you $20 for one year, setting up POP or forwarding, as described in the previous answers, is the way to go.

However, I don't recommend it, as you would be paying for an account you don't really use (and for features that are free in Gmail).

Instead, you can use the Import mail and contacts feature from Gmail. To set it up, go to Settings --> Accounts and Import --> Import mail and contacts.

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This solution would not retrieve the email as the original question asks. – D W Jan 30 '14 at 4:02

In gmail, you can configure it to retrieve email from another account via pop.

Go to settings, Accounts & Import, and add the details under the "Check Mail using Pop3". It will automatically label retrieved mail with the name of the account, or you can set up a custom label if you prefer.

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In Yahoo mail, go to Options -> More options -> POP & Forwarding. Then click on Forward your Yahoo!Xtra Mail and enter your new Gmail address to forward them to. Just click Save Changes at the top and you'll be good to go! Yahoo's help page on it might also be useful

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I believe this feature requires "YAHOO! MAIL PLUS". It is not possible to POP or forward mail from the free version. – Dusty Campbell Jun 30 '10 at 22:29
I don't pay for Yahoo Mail, in fact I don't even use it - I just have a log on from about 10 years ago that still seems to work. The option is definitely there for me, but I can't vouch for whether it works or not. – x3ja Jun 30 '10 at 23:02

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