Gmail now has many outstanding features than Yahoo mail, so many people have been switching to Gmail.However, when switching to Gmail, users will still want to keepall the emails and contacts in your Yahoo account.

So, in this tutorial I will show you how to easily import your Yahoo emails and contacts into gmail. In total this should only take you a few minutes to complete.

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Step 1: Sign into gmail account.

Step 2: Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the browser window then select Settings.


Step 3: Next, go to the Accounts and Import tab and then click on Import mail and contacts.


Step 4: In the pop-up window that appears, enter your Yahoo email address and click Continue.


Step 5: Now you’ll be prompted to sign in to your other email account. This means you should open a new browser tab and log in to your Yahoo account. When you’re logged in there, click Continue in the Gmail window.


Step 6: If you logged in to your Yahoo account successfully you should see a new pop-up appear. This one asks you to verify Gmail’s access to your Yahoo account. To continue, you must click Agree.


Step 7: You’ll then be prompted to close the pop-up window to continue. The first pop-up will think for a few seconds, and then you should see the “Import options” window in Gmail.

Here you get to choose what you want to import. The only box here you should pay close attention to is the last one. This enables forwarding for the next 30 days to make sure any stragglers you have in your account can make the jump. Click Start import to continue.


When the process has started you’ll be prompted with an OK button. Click this and close the pop-up window. The import process can take some time depending on the amount of mail and contacts you’re importing, so be patient if your account is large or old.

Step 8: Once the process is complete you should see a new label in your Gmail sidebar that has the same name as the Yahoo account you imported. This label is applied to every email that was imported. This way, you can find your old Yahoo emails easily.

Along with emails, you should be able to click on Contacts in Gmail and see your Yahoo contacts all moved over.


With contacts and emails moved over, the process is complete. You can forward emails from your Yahoo account indefinitely, but unless you need them, you’ll probably just be forwarding spam.


On your phone, you get an alert every time a new Gmail message arrives. However, when you’re working on your Windows PC, you only see new messages when you’re actively looking at your inbox. Fortunately, by installing a simple extension, you can get alerts that pop up in your system tray, even if your browser is closed.  Here’s how to enable Gmail desktop notifications.

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These notifications are available for Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.


To enable desktop notifications:

Step 1: Sign into gmail.

Step 2: Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen, then select Settings.


Step 3: In the General tab, scroll down until your find the Desktop Notifications section, then click the button next to the “New mail notifications on” setting.


Step 3: Choose one of the options:

  • New mail notifications on: If you use inbox categories, you’ll only be notified about messages in primary Inbox.
  • Important mail notifications on: You’ll be notified about every incoming messages marked as important.
  • Mail notifications off: don’t show any mail alerts.


Step 4: Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

Now you will start getting pop-up notifications for every mail that arrives and you can click them to read. The pop-ups will disappear if you ignore them for few seconds.

Wish you use Gmail more professionally!