SysTools Yahoo Backup Tool


Yahoo Backup



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  • Export Yahoo mail to EML, , PST & MSG formats
  • Download all Yahoo emails to computer/hard drive/USB
  • Option to apply mail filter by date to take selective backup Yahoo mailbox
  • Save emails from all folders of a single as well as multiple user accounts
  • Extract/Download all email attachments from Yahoo Mail
  • Option to set Internet bandwidth & Time slot for Yahoo backup & Throttling
  • Internet connection is required & BW decides the download Speed
  • MS Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007 installation necessary to convert Yahoo Mail to Outlook PST File

Key Features of SysTools Yahoo Archive Tool


Save Yahoo Emails to Hard Drive

With Yahoo email backup product you can download all the messages from each folder of a single user email account. It will export/transfer all the emails from Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Drafts and all the other customized folders of the respective Yahoo user account into your local drive/PC/flash drive.


Export Yahoo Mail to Outlook PST & Other File

Yahoo backup utility allows you to save & convert Yahoo email to PST, EML MSG & which are the four popular mail file formats. Such that you can transfer emails from Yahoo to Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail (WLM), Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc


Option to Delete Emails After Downloading

User can remove emails from Yahoo mail account once backup for Yahoo mail folders or items is complete. With the Advance 'Delete After Download' option of this program, a user can delete emails from the selected Yahoo mail account after they are successfully saved as EML, MSG, PST or files. This option prevents mail account from reaching/exceeding the quota allowed to store data.

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Archive Selective Email Folder

After selecting the appropriate format to download Yahoo mail folders to Outlook PST File, Windows Live Mail File, Thunderbird, or Mac Mail Files, you can also select the folder that you want to save. You can check or uncheck the folders as per your requirement and only the selected folders will be created at the destination having all the emails in it.

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Keep Email Formatting Intact

After exporting/copying the Yahoo mails into PST, EML, MSG or formats the software keeps the original formatting of the emails unchanged. Also, the MetaData like; To, Cc, Bcc, sender's email, the recipient's email; all remain intact after the Yahoo backup is complete. In addition to that the tool will keep attachments embedded within the email.


Pause & Resume Option

While taking Altaba backup or downloading data online, Pause & Resume option plays a significant role. Yahoo archive tool allows you to pause the download/archive process at any point of time and suitably resume it later. This will help you to save your time and finish the conversion as per your requirement too.


Maintain & Show Recent History

If by any chance, the Yahoo email backup process gets interrupted and you close the product abruptly, the archive history will still be maintained. With this option, you can save your time in re-initiating the download process and go to the recent history to resume the interrupted process.


Option to Set Backup Preferences

While you prepare to backup Yahoo emails to hard drive/desktop/USB, it is possible to set the preferences like: Internal bandwidth, Time slot setting to save Yahoo mail messages to computer, throttling to save the internet consumption. This will help you make downloading smooth without hampering your other regular work on the internet.


Set Internal Bandwidth & Throttling

The Yahoo backup tool provides you the option to specify internet bandwidth in kbps or mbps to move/export Yahoo mail to PST file, EML, MSG or file formats. Later, with the Throttling option, you can set the throttling for that bandwidth in percentage so that application will consume only that percentage of entire internet speed.


Set Time Slot to Export Yahoo Mail Folders

If the number of emails in your account is too large and you do not want to download all the emails at once, then you can define a Time slot to copy/archive Yahoo emails to hard drive. You need to specify a time range and the software will automatically take backup of the set time slot.


Show Real Time Progress Detail

As the transfer process starts; you can view the ongoing real time process to export Yahoo to PST or any other format EML/MSG/. It will show you the name of folder being downloaded in real time, name of item being converted and its count, rate of conversion of item per minutes in graph, and the destination path where the Altaba/Yahoo email account backup is getting saved.

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Multiple Language Support

The Yahoo mail backup software supports multiple languages and during installation of application you can select your preferred language. It is possible to change the language from English (default language) to French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Once you select this language preference, you will be able to change it once you restart the program.


Option to Remember Credential

Similar to Yahoo Mail, the product also provides an option to remember account credentials to avoid filling similar details again and again. This is an optional feature, so you can use it by checking or unchecking the checkbox while logging in. Also, a logout option is present within the tool to avoid misuse of account while you are way. If you are getting error "Invalid Credentials" then Remove Two Steps Verification

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Maintain Read/Unread Status

While backing up the emails from Yahoo Mail account, the software will keep the read and unread status of mails unchanged. It means the emails that are unread will remain in unread form and read mail will appear in read form even after the conversion into one the various file formats available.

Independent Backup

Independent & Mobile Archive

The output generated after the backup of Yahoo mail folders, is versatile enough to be used howsoever. The downloaded Yahoo data can further be copied to a flash/pen drive/external hard drive, edited, shared through email, or even printed if required so, without any inconvenience surfaced.

Independent Backup

Export Yahoo Mail Folders to Outlook

The software is efficient enough to create a healthy PST file which can be accessed on Microsoft Outlook. The email folders of Altaba/Yahoo can be accessed via all the versions of Outlook like 2016/2013/2010/2007. A user can view all the folders and attachments of Yahoo as it is in MS Outlook.

Yahoo Backup Application Screenshots

Download Yahoo Mails to Outlook
Step 1: Yahoo Backup Tool
Step 2: Choose File Formats
horizontal & vertical view
Step 3: Choose Filter Option
start backup process
Step 4: Export PST Files

Watch Video to Export Yahoo Mail Folders to Desktop

Yahoo Mail Backup Utility Specifications

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Size: 16.1 MB Version: 1.2

Trial Limitations

Free Version of SysTools Yahoo Backup Software extracts emails from yahoo mail to PST//EML/MSG within limit of 100 emails and expires after 30 days.

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System Specifications

System Specifications
  • Hard Disk Space: 20 MB of free hard disk space

Application Pre-Requisites

  • MS Outlook 2016/ 2013/ 2010/ 2007 is necessary to export/ download Yahoo to PST file
  • Turn Off "Two Step Verification" and Turn on access for "Less Secure Apps". Click here

Frequently Asked Question

What is the guarantee that tool will not save our credentials when we will use your software for email backup?

Conversation 1

  • : As Verizon has bought Yahoo, to be on the safer side, I am thinking of burning my 4000 plus Yahoo emails to a DVD.
  • : Yes it is possible, once you have started the process of extracting up your Yahoo Email; the tool provides option to select the location for saving the emails into PST/EML/MSG/
  • : How to save yahoo emails to CD/DVD? Can I do this directly using this utility?
  • : No, you have to select a location on your hard drive to save the emails to locally stored file. Later, burn those files from the saved location to CD/DVD. Directly storing the backup to a CD/DVD, has 99% chances of data corruption
  • : Which file type is suitable to be burnt to a DVD/CD?
  • : You could store the Altaba/Yahoo backup solution as any of the featured file formats as all are accessible in MS Outlook
  • : But how would I later access these files in a readable form. Do I need to install any platform?
  • : You can access the output file in MS Outlook & other email clients according to the file type chosen. Otherwise you could view these file through our free tools PST Viewer, MBOX Viewer, EML Viewer & MSG Viewer respectively
  • : Ok, Thanks

Conversation 2

  • : I have a Yahoo account as Will the archive procedure differ in any way?
  • : Yes, it is a regional account & your yahoo emails are saved on the regional server.
  • : So is moving Yahoo mail to PST file possible in this case?
  • : No, unfortunately, not. Currently we are limited to supporting only .com account, but yes in future backing up regional Yahoo account would also be possible.

Conversation 3

  • : Is it possible to backup Yahoo Contacts too? These vCards & CSV contacts drive me crazy. All I want is, to export Yahoo contacts names, email addresses & if possible, phone numbers too
  • : No, the software can only download Yahoo emails to local hard disk. It doesn't export Contacts & Calendars.

Conversation 4

  • : What if I want to delete the emails from my Yahoo account after backup? I need to erase all the emails on my Yahoo Mail after making a local copy of the same on my PC.
  • : The software provides option "Delete after Download".
  • : How to prevent the deletion of those emails on PC?
  • : You won't have to. The tool will not erase data from your backup. The mails get deleted side by side from the Yahoo server while your local copy remains intact on the machine with the archived emails.

Conversation 5

  • : I am a company's administrator and recently I applied individual filters for saving emails by their name. All I want is to download those individual folders also.
  • : Yes, of course, you can download your customized folder with the help of Yahoo backup tool. The product includes all mail folders available on the account automatically.

Conversation 6

  • : Whenever I receive an email of my personal interest (say about my online transactions) or online order from Flipkart. I always keep the "Print" version of the email & later save it to a location of my choice on the computer as well. In that way I store the "text" version of my email from Yahoo mail.
  • : If you perform the same task on a regular basis, then it is ok and lesser painful. But it would be more stressful if you have multiple emails to be saved. The best alternative you can take is save all your Yahoo mails using the application to make the messages accessible on your machine, whenever required. Specifically you should convert Yahoo email to PST in order to get all the advanced facilities like Print, Message Forwarding & so on.

Conversation 7

  • : I have a few emails in my Yahoo account that needs to be printed after backup. However, I don't have the printing facility at home. Can I copy these emails on my USB device to carry them at my workplace for printing?
  • : Yes, you can absolutely copy the output file to a pen drive that is generated via Yahoo backup (PST, EML, MSG, or ). The file can be copied to any location or external/flash drive, sent to anyone via email, as well as printed
  • : Can I directly save Yahoo emails to USB device?
  • : Yes you can directly move your Yahoo Mails to USB, flash drive or any other external hard disk. You just need to select the saving location for the backup file; you can connect your pen drive or external hard drive to the same machine & software will also show your drive into it & select the drive location for saving the archive.

Conversation 8

  • : Why is that every time I log into my account an error states 'Invalid Credentials'?
  • : If the provided credentials are correct then probably you are receiving the error because of 2 step verification enabled on your account. Make sure that you disable 2 step verification option then try logging in afterwards. To know how to disable the feature visit:
  • : Can I directly save the backup onto a USB device?
  • : Yes you can, while selecting the saving location for the backup file; you can connect your pen drive to the same machine & select the drive location for saving the backup.

Conversation 9

  • : I want to archive a large number of emails from my Yahoo account to my computer. What kind of filter options does this utility offer?
  • : Our tool offers the date filter option to perform Yahoo backup for emails of specific date
  • : Is there a way to filter for a keyword?
  • : No, there is no such keyword filtering option yet
  • : If I filter for a keyword within Yahoo and move all the emails into a new folder, then I can download that folder. Once downloaded, how does this file look on my computer? Can I search within the download for keywords?
  • : Yes, you can follow that approach. To apply keyword filtering read the article
  • : I haven't used Outlook before. Is the process on Outlook similar to searching through emails on Yahoo?
  • : Yes

Conversation 10

  • : PST, EML, MSG or , which format should I choose to archive my Yahoo Mails?
  • : You should backup Yahoo emails in PST format as it is accessible with MS Outlook. And Outlook is the most suitable email client owing to its easy to use client platform.
  • : Will I be able to backup in cloud. If yes then which cloud service?
  • : No, the software doesn't backup emails directly onto Cloud but, you can use our cloud service, EndPoint Vault, if you wish to do so. The service offers storage on Amazon cloud.
    Note: If you would like to restore your Yahoo email from permanent deletion, then you must take backup of Yahoo account regularly

Miscellaneous Queries

How much time does the Yahoo backup utility takes to archive 15K Yahoo emails to hard drive?

The speed of backing up Yahoo emails entirely depends upon your internet bandwidth. You can manage the internet by throttling.

Can I perform Yahoo Mail bulk archive at a time

No, currently the software supports only single user account backup at a time. To download batch account kindly email us at

Is SysTools Yahoo Backup Software operable on a Windows 8 Laptop?

Yes, the Yahoo Archive Tool is compatible with all Windows OS including Win OS 8. You can install the tool on any machine having Win 10 or below versions installed.

Is there any option to migrate Yahoo Mail to Outlook?

Yes, this program helps to transfer Yahoo to Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, and Mac Mail email file formats.

As Verizon has acquired Yahoo, I need to save Yahoo email to desktop, do I need to install any other software apart from SysTools Yahoo Backup?

No, there is no tool requirement to export Yahoo Mail to EML, MSG or ; But if you want to export Yahoo to PST then you should have MS Outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007 installed on your desktop.



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Add Yahoo Mail Account
Yahoo Backup for Single User
Proffered Formats (EML, , MSG & PST)
Software Available in Six Languages
Backup of Yahoo Emails
Windows 10 and all Below Versions
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