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    Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    Hello
    Does anyone know if there's a way to import folders and their contents (not inbox) from Yahoo mail into Thunderbird 15.0?
    Cheers

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    With my wife's account....once we set it up in Thunderbird her Yahoo folders came right on over.

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by daslinkard View Post
    With my wife's account....once we set it up in Thunderbird her Yahoo folders came right on over.
    That's interesting, thanks for letting me know.
    Unfortunately that didn't happen for me.
    Maybe I missed something with my settings. I'll have a look.
    I'm sure it's something simple.

    What version of Thunderbird were you using?

    Cheers

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwipenguin View Post
    That's interesting, thanks for letting me know.
    Unfortunately that didn't happen for me.
    Maybe I missed something with my settings. I'll have a look.
    I'm sure it's something simple.

    What version of Thunderbird were you using?

    Cheers
    The version I believe is 15.0.1, as we have had no issues installing it on our 2 linux machines and our 2 Window machines.

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by daslinkard View Post
    The version I believe is 15.0.1, as we have had no issues installing it on our 2 linux machines and our 2 Window machines.
    I think it has something to do with IMAP (whatever that is). My Yahoo account is POP. I'm investigating further...

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    IMAP provides a better method to access your mail from multiple devices. If you check your email at work, on your mobile phone, and again at home, IMAP ensures that new mail is accessible from any device at any given time.


    Finally, IMAP offers a more stable experience overall. Whereas POP is prone to losing messages or downloading the same messages multiple times, IMAP avoids this through two-way syncing capabilities between your mail clients and your web Gmail or Yahoo.

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    I got some clues from these websites but it still didn't work:

    http://guillaumeb.com/ym/imap.html
    http://email.about.com/od/accessingy...p-Settings.htm
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Download_m..._other_folders

    Now I've messed with my settings which were working well before...
    I think it is probably easier to do it manually by moving each folder's contents into the inbox, one at a time.
    Slower, but safer.

    Still, I wonder what's different about my email and yours.

    Cheers anyway.

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwipenguin View Post
    I got some clues from these websites but it still didn't work:

    http://guillaumeb.com/ym/imap.html
    http://email.about.com/od/accessingy...p-Settings.htm
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Download_m..._other_folders

    Now I've messed with my settings which were working well before...
    I think it is probably easier to do it manually by moving each folder's contents into the inbox, one at a time.
    Slower, but safer.

    Still, I wonder what's different about my email and yours.

    Cheers anyway.
    What about uninstalling and reinstalling Thunderbird and trying from there?

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    Re: Importing Yahoo mail folders into Thunderbird

    Hi there, yeah, thats what i did, reinstalled thunderbird and it now seems to be importing the mails although im not sure if the mails are in the correct date sequence/order. Did you have this problem?

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