You might have an account, which is prone to receiving a large number of spam messages, some of which cannot even be controlled by the spam filters. The only viable option is to open up a new account and ditch the old one, though you will still need to transfer all the emails and data from the old account to the new one.
The email migration process refers to the switching of all the emails and other media and data within the email account from one account to another. There are some reasons why an individual would like to migrate.
Mergers of business may require the administrators of the separate email accounts to ditch the accounts and come up with a new common email, each containing the data that was in both accounts.
Most email services come with True Switch, so no matter whether you are switching from Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and many more, you can easily transfer to these accounts as well as with Outlook and Yahoo! Mail. When you are transferring from Yahoo! Mail to the other accounts, you might face some few challenges. Luckily, there are a few tips to help you with such a migration.
Email Migration from Yahoo! Mail
If you are using the free version of Yahoo! Mail, it will be hard to carry out migration to Microsoft exchange and Gmail, or other desktop based email service. If you still wish to conduct this, you might have to purchase the Yahoo! Mail plus. This upgrade will earn you access to the POP3 service, enabling the migration.
On the other hand, if you do not want to purchase the full version, there is an option for you. You will have to open up a Hotmail account. With this, you will be allowed to use the TrueSwitch feature to migrate all your email from the Yahoo! Mail client. Hotmail will enable you to setup POP3 to transfer the emails that were originally on the Yahoo! Server to the Gmail server.
The TrueSwitch option that has been earlier mentioned is perfect for account transfer on emails, almost regardless of the service provider, since it covers most of the major ISPs. However, some people may be using an ISP that is not covered by TrueSwitch, or may not be in the position to carry out POP3 and IMAP configuration. In such a situation, there is a beneficial service known as Yippie Move. It has a bigger coverage base, and since it even encompasses some of the campus sites, is very useful for students. It is also cost effective, considering that you will only have to part with $15 to conduct migration from one account to the other.
One more issue to settle, is how to inform your contacts of your new email address, especially those that you are not in constant touch with. After the email migration, you have the alternative of setting up a vacation responder. This will help your contacts, keep track of the new account that you are using, as it will inform the contacts who send you incoming messages of your new address.