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.
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Let us understand Yahoo email backup and archiving so that you are more confident to make the right choice
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
Step 2: Add yahoo Mail account to outlook application
Step 3: Backup Yahoo emails/Export Yahoo email mailbox
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.
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.
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”
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.
Now you are at the next window where you can see other email services. Click on IMAP server.
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.
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.
Setup automatic incremental backups so that every email that arrives gets backed up automatically. This feature takes away the stress of creating email backups
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.