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AKcrab
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Jun 21, 2011, 07:05 PM
 
I have a customer that has more than 10,000 sent messages in yahoo. He wants them all saved to a disk or computer. I can't figure out a way to do it.

I tried having gmail check the yahoo account, but it seems to only import the inbox, not the sent.

When inside the yahoo webmail interface, you can only do things to messages one at a time.. There is no way we're going to individually touch 10,000 messages.

(I did google this but didn't find anything helpful.)
     
Andy8
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Jun 21, 2011, 07:44 PM
 
Why not import the account to Gmail and then load them locally for offline use on their Mac/PC?
     
Cold Warrior
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Jun 21, 2011, 08:15 PM
 
Set up imap in Mail or Thundrrbird. Once active, copy inbox and sent items to the local boxes.

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AKcrab  (op)
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Jun 21, 2011, 08:22 PM
 
Thanks Andy, I tried that but gmail doesn't seem to be importing the sent messages, or I just need to wait longer...

That looks like the ticket Cold! I had no idea that yahoo had a free IMAP.. Why the hell doesn't it work with mail? I even tried setting up a yahoo account in Lion, but that gave me an error regarding upgrading to yahoo plus.
     
ChrisF
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Jun 21, 2011, 09:42 PM
 
If there's 10000 emails, isn't it worth the $20 to upgrade to plus? Surely your time has a value.
     
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Jun 22, 2011, 09:02 PM
 
Yeah, I thought IMAP access was only part of Yahoo! Mail Plus.

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AKcrab  (op)
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Jun 22, 2011, 09:51 PM
 
I tested thunderbird and it DOES work with yahoo, and gives you the choice of IMAP or POP.
     
   
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