There will be hardly one who doesn’t use web-based email services. Whether you are supposed to share images, documents etc. Each and everything is done over the internet and a web-based email service is the perfect as well as the professional way to enhance the communications. Yahoo also offers their dedicated web-based email service called Yahoo Mail, which managed to secure a huge database of 2.5 billion active users worldwide.
Being an absolutely free service and the larger scope to access it anywhere makes Yahoo Mail less reliable as well as the vulnerable to the security. A few past security breaches are the evidence for the same. Yahoo emails are stored on the servers on cloud and don’t give you any opportunity to create a backup copy on your hard drives. Once these emails are lost, chances are very slim that you will regain them. Creating and saving a backup copy is a nice idea.
You can download all the Yahoo emails via POP access and save the file (.pst) so that you can access them in future with the help of any email client. Printing hard copies and forwarding emails one by one doesn’t make sense. However, there are a few backup tools available which can help you create a backup in the email formats like PST, EML, MBOX or MSG. Eventually; these files can be accessed using their respective email clients. Some of these tools are genuine but some of them can harm your computer. Ask your network administrator to suggest you the suitable one for you.
Steps to Backup Yahoo Email Account:
Follow the steps below to make a backup of the entire Yahoo Mails via POP access.
- Download and install any of the third-party email clients, like Outlook or Thunderbird.
- Add a new account.
- Update the following information:
- Incoming Mail (POP) Server
- Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
- Port: 995
- Require SSL: Yes
- Under the Outgoing (SMTP) Server
- Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
- Port: 465 or 587
- Require SSL: Yes
- Requires TLS: Yes
- Requires Authentication: Yes
- Use the same Yahoo credentials.
Save the backup regularly or access it via an app. Being a POP account, it won’t affect the emails on the server. Make sure you download the emails regularly. Even though something wrong happened with your Yahoo Mail you have a backup copy safe in your hard drive as well as configured in the app in your Smartphone or system.
If the problem persists or you aren’t able to make the backup copy, call our certified Yahoo technicians on toll free Yahoo customer support phone number to backup yahoo email account and get the required support for the same.