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Can I use "Thunderbird" to replicate my past email correspondence accumulated on Yahoo Mail servers onto another cloud based location as a backup, and how?

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The Yahoo Mail servers suffered an outage for several hours recently, not for the first time. I created an emergency Gmail account which might or might not be linked to my Yahoo account (difficult to tell). But this does not allow me to access and reply to previous correspondence. I was told on a different forum that I could download "Thunderbird" which would allow me to create a duplicate cloud-based historical email "archive" that I could access in such emergencies. I would have to update if from time to time as per usual backups. If so, from what I could tell the procedures would not seem to be simple. Any guidance would be appreciated, tks.

The Yahoo Mail servers suffered an outage for several hours recently, not for the first time. I created an emergency Gmail account which might or might not be linked to my Yahoo account (difficult to tell). But this does not allow me to access and reply to previous correspondence. I was told on a different forum that I could download "Thunderbird" which would allow me to create a duplicate cloud-based historical email "archive" that I could access in such emergencies. I would have to update if from time to time as per usual backups. If so, from what I could tell the procedures would not seem to be simple. Any guidance would be appreciated, tks.
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Matt
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why don't you just set gmail to get mail from yahoo. they offer the service and will check the account at least once a day for new mail.

why don't you just set gmail to get mail from yahoo. they offer the service and will check the account at least once a day for new mail.
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Having only just set up the Gmail account it doesn't appear that this can access previous Yahoo Mail correspondence - unless I have missed something? And ideally I would want an "archive" cloud backup separate from the Yahoo servers which I could access in emergencies.

Having only just set up the Gmail account it doesn't appear that this can access previous Yahoo Mail correspondence - unless I have missed something? And ideally I would want an "archive" cloud backup separate from the Yahoo servers which I could access in emergencies.
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Matt
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Gmail can access anything in the yahoo inbox.

Gmail can access anything in the yahoo inbox.
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I can't see how to do this. There must be some setup procedure that is necessary to enable Gmail to access Yahoo Mail.

Then as a further step I would like to create a separate (non Yahoo) duplicate email backup in the cloud that I could access even if Yahoo was out of action. Would I use Thunderbird to do this?

I can't see how to do this. There must be some setup procedure that is necessary to enable Gmail to access Yahoo Mail. Then as a further step I would like to create a separate (non Yahoo) duplicate email backup in the cloud that I could access even if Yahoo was out of action. Would I use Thunderbird to do this?
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Matt
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https://support.google.com/mail/answer/21289?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
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