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Best Yahoo backup wizard for Mac and windows: Automatic method

Automatic Yahoo mail backup wizard to backup and archive Yahoo mail

Now backup Yahoo mail emails in just a few clicks with the advanced Mail backup X, an advanced Yahoo email backup wizard developed by InventPure.

  • Quick and secure method to backup Yahoo mail emails on windows and mac
  • Easily set up automatic incremental Yahoo email backups
  • Export Yahoo mail emails to different email formats and services
  • Step by step backup and archiving method guided by Yahoo backup wizard
  • Automatically clear space in mailbox after a certain period post backup
  • Easily handles large Yahoo mailboxes without crash or error
  • Save Yahoo mail backup in PDF format
  • Backup and archive multiple email services
  • Save Yahoo mail backup to external hard drive or cloud based service
  • Absolutely retain folder structure of your Yahoo mail database
  • No additional application or plug in required to backup Yahoo mails
  • Set up automatic USB backups for instant portable snapshot backup of yahoo mail
  • Inbuilt email compression feature allows you to save 3X space in your storage device  
  • Restore backed up Yahoo mails back to live mailbox easily
  • Several packages offered in full version of this Yahoo backup wizard

Download this Yahoo backup wizard in its free trial version to find out more. Once you are sure that this is the best Yahoo backup wizard that suits you, feel free to upgrade.

Let us understand Yahoo email backup and archiving so that you are more confident to make the right choice

Why do we even need a Yahoo backup wizard?

You need a Yahoo backup wizard or tool because the manual method of backing up yahoo emails is very tiresome and unpredictable. It is very common for Yahoo mail users to backup their Yahoo mail emails using the Outlook email application. If you don’t know how that works, let us find it out together.

How to backup Yahoo mail emails with Outlook application – manual method

Before you start to backup Yahoo mail, you need to prepare your Yahoo mail account for backup.

In order to do this, you need to follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Generate App password to configure yahoo with outlook

  1. Open your Yahoo mail account and go to your profile. To continue, go to Account info option.
  2. Click on “account security”. This option is available on the left panel. Select account security and click on “Manage app passwords”
  3. Now a pop up window will open where you will find different email applications. Select “Outlook desktop” and hit the “Generate” button to generate an app specific password
  4. You will see a new popup window “App passwords”. In this window, you will see the app password that will allow you to configure your Yahoo account with outlook. Copy the password and click on done.

Step 2: Add yahoo Mail account to outlook application

  1. Launch the outlook application and go to “File” >> “Add account”
  2. In a new window, you will be asked to enter the credentials of the email account that you wish to add. Enter your Yahoo email ID and click on Connect
  3. You will be asked to enter a password. Paste the app password that you generated previously. Click on Connect.
  4. Click on Done
  5. Now, you should be able to see your yahoo emails in your outlook application when you launch the application.

Step 3: Backup Yahoo emails/Export Yahoo email mailbox

  1. Launch your Outlook application and go to the file option
  2. Select the “import/export” option
  3. This will open the Import and Export wizard. You have to select “Export to a file” and hit next
  4. Click on outlook data file (PST) and hit next to go ahead
  5. Now, you will be shown your email folders. Select the email folders that you want to export. Once you have selected the necessary folders, click next.
  6. In the following step, you are asked to select the location where you want to store the exported file/backup. Once you have chosen the location, click on finish.
  7. The backup process is now finished and you can view your yahoo email data in the form of a PST file

This was the manual process to backup Yahoo mail emails using Outlook application. You can use this method if you want but you need to know the limitations that the manual method has.

  • You need to know the process to generate a third-party app password
  • The backup/export process cannot be done without connecting the yahoo account with outlook
  • There are several steps involved in this process. All of these steps are crucial and none can be missed
  • Even a small mistake can amount to data loss and file modification
  • You are allowed to backup only one mailbox at once
  • There are very few formats to which you can export these emails
  • This process can take a lot of time to finish depending on the size of your mailboxes

So, if you are someone with little to no experience and wish to backup your official Yahoo emails, the manual method is not recommended. For serious users with serious data, third party or professional tools like Mail backup X are ideal since they are designed to simplify and protect.

Best Yahoo email backup wizard – How to backup Yahoo automatically

Backup Yahoo mail emails with Mail backup X Yahoo mail backup wizard

Launch the tool and click on My backup profiles. It is located on the left panel. Click on “Setup a new backup profile

yahoo backup wizard

 In the following window, you will see various options to choose from. Select Email server from these options. If your Yahoo account is already linked with any other email service, choose that email service. Here we are backing up a stand alone Yahoo account so we will select Email server.

yahoo mail backup wizard

Now you are at the next window where you can see other email services. Click on IMAP server.

yahoo email backup wizard

You should know that the default Yahoo password of your Yahoo account will not work and the backup profile will not be created with it. In order to successfully backup Yahoo emails, you need to create an app specific password with your Yahoo email account.

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How to create app specific password in Yahoo mail – steps

Step 1: Login to your Yahoo email account. Go to the Profile section and select “Account info

Step 2: You will now find yourself in the window shown beneath. Here, you have to click on the “Account security” tap which is located on the left pane.

You will be asked to enter your Yahoo email credentials again. Here, you have to enter your credentials and you will be able to see the Account security screen.

Scroll and find the “Generate app password” option. Select this option to proceed to generate your app specific password.

A pop-up window will open. Click on Get started.

The email service will now ask you to enter the name of the application that wants access to your Yahoo email account. Here, we are using Mail backup X to backup Yahoo emails so you should enter “Mail backup X” so that your email account can recognize it. Click on Generate password.

You will see a new pop-up which shows you the newly generated app password. Copy it and click on Done.  

 You can also do this before you start the backup process. Now let us get back to the backup process.

Paste the app generated password when the tool asks you to enter the credentials of the Yahoo email account. Click on Login.

The tool will now retrieve the email data from your Yahoo email account. In just a few moments, you will be able to see all your email folders from the yahoo email account. Here you can select the folders that you want to backup. You can de select the items you don’t want to backup too. Once you have selected the folders, click on continue.

You will now find yourself at the advanced settings window. Here you can make many customizations to your email backup profile. You can choose where you want your Yahoo mail backup to be stored. If you click on Choose a space, you will be given the option to store the Yahoo email backup either on your computer/local device or on a cloud service of your choice.

Click the “On my computer” button if you wish to store it in your hard drive or local drive. Click on cloud space if you have already added your backup location in a cloud service of your choice.

Additionally, you can use the double layered encryption option to set up a password to access your Mail backup X application and data contained or managed with it.

You can also set up a USB drive to be the storage space for auto USB snapshot backups. You just have to plug in the USB drive and the tool will automatically store the latest backup in it.

Once you have modified the settings according to your preference, you can click on the “save” button to start the backup.

The Yahoo email backup process will now begin. You can track the live progress of the backup on the dashboard. Once the process is finished, this Yahoo email backup wizard will give you a detailed log report of the process.  

Here are the most powerful features of this Yahoo backup wizard – Mail backup X

Automatic Incremental backups

Setup automatic incremental backups so that every email that arrives gets backed up automatically. This feature takes away the stress of creating email backups

Migrate to other email services

You get the option to export your Yahoo email backup to multiple email services so that your Yahoo email data can be used in other clients

Live tracking of Yahoo backup

This Yahoo backup wizard gives you the chance to view the live progress of your Yahoo mail backup. You can view the backup under the tasks section as it happens.

Filter by option for selective backups

The filter item option allows you to choose the email folders/items that you wish to back up. You can also find any email items through the search bar by entering specific search items or by date filters too.

Create portable USB backups

The tool lets you create instant portable USB snapshot backups. You just have to plug in the USB drive which you have set up and the tool will store the latest snapshot copy of your local backup in this USB device.

Backup to specific locations

You can select the space where you want to store the Yahoo email backup. The yahoo backup wizard lets you choose between online (cloud) and offline storage. You can store your backups on your hard drive or your local disk. You can also store your backups on cloud services like Dropbox, One drive and Google Drive.

Maintain folder hierarchy

This Yahoo backup wizard is the ideal choice for those who have many folders and a lot of sub folders within them. You can easily retain the folder hierarchy of your email database by backing up your data with Mail backup X.

Smart backup and resume feature

The smart backup and resume feature of the tool allows you to save the progress of the yahoo backup process when the network connectivity is lost. Whenever the network is regained, the tool automatically senses it and resumes the backup from the point where it was held. This saves a lot of time and progress.

Get the free trial of the tool to find out more

Mail backup X is offered in a free live demo version to all interested users. You don’t have to risk even a single dollar to test the tool. All features are offered unlocked for 15 days. You should definitely try this tool and see how it works for you. The full version of this Yahoo mail backup wizard is offered in various packages. Click here to download the free trial now.