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Exporting Data from Yahoo Email

Yahoo enables users to download emails. We’ve heard a lot of complaints from customers that they can only download a portion at a time. We can collect the entire email account with our Forensic Data Collection tools. Call us today to find out. 213-279-7900

Yahoo has a privacy dashboard which allows users to view, edit, and download their data by request, but you must be logged into the account to do so. To request a download of your data, enter the “Privacy Dashboard and Controls” section, then:

  • Navigate to the “Manage My Information” section
  • Click “Download My Data”
  • Select the data that you want to download, then click “Next”
  • Enter the email address you’d like to be notified at when the download is ready, then click “Request Download”

With Yahoo, it may take up to 30 days for a download request to process, so make sure you plan accordingly. Once you are notified via email that your data is ready, go back to “Privacy Dashboard and Controls,” then:

  • Scroll down to where it says “Your data is available” and click “Download Data”
  • Next to the download request, click “Download”

After following these steps, the data will begin to download directly to your computer. The journey isn’t over yet, though: Yahoo data will download as JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) files, which show the data as code. In order to read it in a digestible format, you will need a third-party app, such as Python or Java.