Migrate to Fastmail from Yahoo

The following information makes it easy to move all your information into Fastmail, once you have chosen a plan.

  1. Set up your email address and/or domain
  2. Transfer your mailbox contents
  3. Transfer your calendars
  4. Transfer your contacts
  5. Making the most of Fastmail

1. Set up your email address and/or domain

If you don't own your own domain, you'll need to select an email address using one of Fastmail's domains.

If you have your own domain, follow our domain and email migration guide to learn how to transfer your domain, mail accounts, and aliases to Fastmail.

2. Transfer your mailbox contents

You can import all your mail from your existing provider onto Fastmail. This is a one-time task to transfer all your mail, and may take some time to complete.

  1. Open the Settings → Import & Setup screen. Under Import, click on the icon for Yahoo.
  2. You'll then be asked what you want to import. Please select whichever option you'd like.
  3. If you'd like mail to continually be fetched from Yahoo so you can manage it from your Fastmail account, tick off the box next to Keep fetching new mail from.... We recommend doing this if you plan to keep your Yahoo account open.
  4. Click Do It.

Please be advised that imports can take some time, especially for accounts with large amounts of mail. Do not start another migration from your account whilst the first one is still running as it will result in your getting 2 copies of every message in your account. You can continue to use your account as normal while the migration is running.

When your mail is done importing, you'll receive a message from us letting you know. We'll also email you if there were any issues importing your mail.

3. Transfer your calendars

To export a calendar from Yahoo, click on the Calendar tab then hover the cursor over the calendar you want to import and select the drop down arrow. Click on Export and then save the file.

To import your calendars to Fastmail:

  1. Open the Settings → Import & Setup screen.
  2. Click Choose Calendar File.
  3. Select the ICS file and upload it.

Need more information? Check out our calendar migration guide.

4. Transfer your contacts

To export contacts from Yahoo, click on the Contacts tab. Select the drop down arrow next to Actions and click on Export. You will then be prompted to select a file format for your exported contacts. The compatible formats to import to Fastmail are Yahoo CSV and vCard Single File.

To import your contacts to Fastmail:

  1. Open the Settings → Import & Setup screen.
  2. Click Upload Address Book File.
  3. Select the file and upload it.

5. Making the most of Fastmail

For detailed information on steps you can take to migrate smoothly to Fastmail, please see our full migration guide.

6. Migration complete

You're done. Welcome to email, calendars and contacts done right.