Import Yahoo Webmail Folders to Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by XIII, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. XIII macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    Hey, me again. :)

    Another question related to the setting up of the new iMac for my parents. They were using Yahoo webmail, but I set up Mail with the POP settings on the new iMac. However, they would appear to have lost all the folders that were on the webmail system, and the emails in them. They are still all on the webmail system.. but Mail didn't download them. Is there a way to import the webmail folders into Mail, and the emails in them?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

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    1. Log in to the webmail system.

    2. Move the messages from the subfolder into the main Inbox.

    3. Download them on the Mac.

    4. Put them into subfolders on the Mac.


    Sorry. That's the only way with Yahoo Mail. (And most webmails, for that matter.) Any webmail system that only allows webmail or POP, this is the only way to do it. If your webmail provider supports IMAP (Like .Mac mail,) then subfolders will transfer. But not over POP.
     
  3. XIII thread starter macrumors 68040

    XIII

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    Thanks a lot. I'll do that.. its not too bad. :) I thought I may have lost the messages..
     
  4. turboultra macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem, but the thing that's bothering me is that my iPod touch can see the Yahoo folders no problem, so it must be at least be theoretically possible for mail to see them.
     

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