How To Forward Yahoo Email Messages to Gmail Inbox

Forwarding Yahoo emails to your Gmail inbox can help consolidate your messages into one place and simplify your email management. Whether you want to gradually transition from Yahoo Mail to Gmail or just access your Yahoo messages more conveniently, setting up email forwarding only takes a few minutes.

Why Forward Yahoo Email to Gmail

Here are some of the key reasons to forward Yahoo Mail to Gmail:

  • Consolidate messages into one inbox – Checking two different email services can be time consuming. Forwarding Yahoo Mail to Gmail lets you view all messages in one place.
  • Use Gmail’s interface – If you prefer Gmail’s layout and features over Yahoo Mail, forwarding emails allows you to still use your Yahoo address while enjoying Gmail’s interface.
  • Access Yahoo emails from more devices – Gmail offers apps for more platforms than Yahoo Mail, so forwarding allows you to easily access Yahoo messages on all your devices.
  • Transition to Gmail – If you want to eventually switch to using Gmail exclusively, enabling email forwarding is a good intermediate step as you direct contacts to your new Gmail address.

How to Forward Yahoo Email to Gmail

Forwarding Yahoo email messages to your Gmail inbox only takes a few minutes. Here is the process:

On Desktop

  1. Go to the Yahoo Mail website and log into your account.
  2. Click on Settings (the gear icon) in the top right corner.
  3. Select More settings.
  4. Click on Mailboxes in the left sidebar.
  5. Under your email address, enable forwarding by checking the box next to Forward.
  6. Enter your Gmail address and click Verify.
  7. Open Gmail and confirm the verification message from Yahoo.

Once verified, your Yahoo Mail will now automatically forward new messages to Gmail going forward.

On Mobile

The process is very similar in the Yahoo Mail app:

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail app and tap on your profile icon.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Select your email address.
  4. Scroll down and enable Auto-forward by tapping on it.
  5. Enter your Gmail address to forward messages to.
  6. Open Gmail and confirm the verification message from Yahoo.

Managing Forwarded Emails in Gmail

Once your Yahoo Mail is forwarded to Gmail, you can manage those forwarded messages like any other emails:

  • Apply Gmail’s labeling, filtering, and search capabilities
  • Archive messages to get them out of the inbox but still accessible
  • Mute threads if you don’t want notifications on that conversation
  • Delete messages you no longer need

Additionally, you can disable Yahoo Mail forwarding at any time by going back to your Yahoo Mail settings if you no longer want messages sent to Gmail.

Tips for Forwarding Yahoo Mail to Gmail

Here are some additional tips when setting up and managing Yahoo Mail forwarding:

  • Forwarding only applies to new messages – Existing Yahoo emails won’t transfer over. You can use a migration tool for that.
  • Check your Gmail spam folder initially for the verification message.
  • If emails stop forwarding suddenly, check that you haven’t been logged out of Yahoo Mail.
  • Create filters and labels in Gmail specifically for your forwarded Yahoo messages.
  • If you use Yahoo Mail aliases, you may need to set up forwarding for each one.

Making the Full Switch to Gmail

If you ultimately decide to transition completely from Yahoo Mail to Gmail, here are some things you can do to ease the switch:

  • Update your contacts with your new Gmail address.
  • Set up an auto-reply message in Yahoo informing senders of your new email.
  • Migrate your Yahoo emails, contacts, and other data to Gmail.
  • Once fully transitioned to Gmail, disable Yahoo forwarding and close your Yahoo account.

I hope this comprehensive guide on how to forward Yahoo email messages to your Gmail inbox helps you better consolidate and manage your various inboxes! Let me know if you have any other questions.