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How to Move or Transfer Email Accounts from One ISP to Another

Are you looking for a way to transfer your email account from Gmail to Outlook or Yahoo to Gmail? If you don’t use a major email provider, if you still can’t use your college email address, or a letter from a local provider like Cox or BellSouth, then switching to Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook.com is a good idea because you will get many more features, better security, and more support. Also, some colleges and universities end up disconnecting students’ email addresses after a certain period of time, so switch before you lose everything.

You can try the migration yourself, and there are many tutorials online, but if you are not familiar with the technical details or don’t have time, it might be better to use a third party solution. So if you need to migrate your account information, email, tasks, calendar items, address book, contacts, etc. to a new email provider, there is a paid service that can do it for you.

Note. There used to be a TrueSwitch service that was backed by companies like Google and Yahoo and let you switch between email providers for free, but it looks like the site and service are no longer available.


You might think there will be more services to help people move email between providers, but in reality there are not many. YippieMove is currently the only one providing this service that I could find on the Internet. With TrueSwitch gone, you have to pay a small price if you want someone else to transfer your email. If you want to do it for free, you’ll have to try it yourself. For these people, scroll down where I have listed some great resources for self-service email migration.

Usually for one transfer, i.e. from Cox to Gmail, you will have to pay $ 15. This includes transferring all email from one account to another.

What I love about YippieMove is that it supports many email providers including colleges / universities, international ISPs and those pesky local ISPs like Comcast, Cox, etc. Here’s a full list of the providers they are support.

Also, you can quickly check if YippieMove is right for you or not by checking if your email provider supports IMAP. If it only supports POP3, you won’t be able to use YippieMove The good news is that even if your email provider is not listed on the list of supported providers, it will probably still be able to migrate your email if IMAP is supported.

The site also has several tutorials and videos to make the process easier for you. It does not list all possible translations, but the principle is the same for all translations. To get started, click the Get Started Now button on the home page.

The process consists of three stages: from where, where and what to transfer. Go ahead, enter your credentials for the email provider you want to migrate from and click Next. Then enter the credentials of the email provider you are navigating to and click Next.

Finally, on the last screen, you can choose which folders you want to transfer. It will try to map folders for you, but if you run into problems, you can manually change the destination folder.

It is worth noting that the website does not give error messages if you entered your credentials incorrectly in the first two steps. When you get to step 3, it will be empty instead of showing folders. In this case, go back and re-enter your credentials. Also, if you are using 2FA for any of your accounts, you may have to turn it off to complete the transfer. You could have used an app password, but I haven’t tested that.

Finally, click Finish and the process will start on their internal servers. According to the site, the entire process usually takes 24 hours. The main feature mentioned in the FAQ is that YippieMove will maintain the integrity of the original email while performing the transfer. This means it will support the date / time of sending, any attachments, read and unread status, etc.

Then you can create an account and login to see the migration status. YippieMove also states that the credentials you enter on the site will be encrypted over SSL. The only issue I don’t like is their retention policy for your data. If you look at the privacy policy, it says that they can store your credentials on their servers and that they will be deleted within 60 days.

I see no reason why they should keep your credentials for 60 days. I suggest using the service and then changing the passwords for both email providers just in case.

Overall, YippieMove is a legitimate service that seems to work well for most people. I haven’t been able to find any bad reviews or comments about this service online, so I guess most people were happy with it. For just $ 15, it’s worth a try, even if most of your email goes to a new provider. If you have used the service, share your experience in the comments. Enjoy!

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