Automatic forwarding of emails in free Yahoo Mail accounts will be discontinued

  Not available in all locales - If the option isn't listed in your account, it's not available at this time.

Beginning January 15, 2021, automatic forwarding of emails from your Yahoo inbox to another email account will no longer be a feature of free Yahoo Mail accounts. Upgrade to Yahoo Mail Pro or for US only accounts, subscribe to Access + Forwarding to use the auto forwarding feature at this time.

What is changing?

If your free Yahoo Mail account is set up to automatically forward emails to another inbox, including Yahoo, those emails will stop being delivered to the email address on January 15, 2021. You'll still be able to view your emails in your Yahoo mailbox through your web browser at or via the Yahoo Mail apps. Yahoo Mail Pro subscribers will not be affected by this change.

Why are you making this change?

We regularly evaluate our products and services against current security standards and have decided to remove this feature to help ensure free Yahoo Mail accounts remain secure. The change will help us focus on building the best new features and experiences for our Yahoo Mail users.

How can I check if auto forwarding is set up on my account?

How do I disable auto forwarding of emails on my account now?

  1. Click Settings Image of the Settings icon..
  2. Click More Settings.
  3. Click Mailboxes.
  4. Click the primary mailbox account.
  5. Under Forwarding, locate the Forwarding Address and click Remove.
  6. Click Save.

How can I ensure I keep receiving my Yahoo Mail emails?

To continue using Yahoo Mail auto forwarding, sign up for Access + Forwarding (US accounts only). Access + Forwarding will ensure your current forwarding connection continues seamlessly. You’ll also benefit from Yahoo Mail’s 1TB of storage, so your emails and attached files won’t get purged due to long periods of inactivity.

Alternatively, you can upgrade to Yahoo Mail Pro. Yahoo Mail Pro will remove ads from your Yahoo Mail inbox and provide you with priority customer support while allowing you to automatically forward emails to third-party accounts.

You'll also continue to view your mail on your web browser at, or via our Yahoo Mail apps for iOS and Android. Choose Yahoo Mail as your primary destination for all of your email accounts. Learn how to add third-party accounts to your Yahoo account today.