Yahoo – AT&T Demerger

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Over past few years, American web service provider Yahoo had undergone ownership changes multiple times. Yahoo provides a web portal, search engine and related services, including My Yahoo!, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports and a advertising platform. Previously, the company merged with another email service provider AT&T. AT&T is an American multinational telecommunications holding company.

It is the world’s largest telecommunications company and the largest provider of mobile telephone services in the U.S. With the merger of AT&T and Yahoo, the users of both the companies could use a combined account and could avail the service or both of them simultaneously. But the service is no longer available as both the companies have decided to part their ways and have announced their demerger. The reason for their partition was said to offer better security to their users.

Among all this merger and demerger, the ones who have suffered the most are the users. Their experience has been hamper the most as earlier they had to deal with the merger and now with the after effects of demerger.

No need to worry! We got you cover. Here is the complete guide on how to unmerge Yahoo mail from AT&T. After the contract between Yahoo and AT&T expired, the merged e-mail accounts will be automatically unmerged, and most of your data will be automatically saved.

In June 2017, AT&T and Yahoo decide to part their ways and shut down their combine e mail service. Because of the split, AT&T and Yahoo will lose access to each other’s servers.

It means that the merged accounts will be unmerged automatically but the passwords will remain the same.

As per Yahoo, you’ll need to update your e-mail to such email that works with their system post this update, which means that you’ll need to change your e-mail address into something more suitable.

To update your Yahoo account, you need to follow the following steps :

  • Open your Yahoo account and click on Account Settings.
  • Click on the pencil icon near your e-mail address, to edit your email address.
  • Type the new email address and enter your password.
  • Save the updated details.

Unmerge Yahoo Mail from AT&T

Your Yahoo account will get update. The rest of the process to unlink Yahoo account from AT&T has already been done by both the companies and you don’t need to do anything else.

As a result of split of both the companies, after you unmerge Yahoo Mail from AT&T, some content from your merged accounts will be saved, while some will be deleted.

When you log in with your Yahoo ID, all your e-mails, folders, and contacts for your merged accounts will be save.

All Yahoo accounts that were merged with AT&T would have become standalone Yahoo accounts after the split. Any sub accounts linked to any of these Yahoo accounts will also retain their e-mails, contacts, and other content.

The data which will be delete will be e-mails from the AT&T account. The e-mails, contacts, calendar, including the information associate with Yahoo services like Yahoo Sports, Groups, and Tumblr will be delete. The data would be moved to your new Yahoo account, and your AT&T account will be restored to a fresh account. The sub accounts of AT&T will remain the sub accounts only.

The email from one email service can also be transfer to another email service . For an example, the email from Yahoo can be transfer to other email services like gmail, outlook, etc.

Shift Yahoo Email to Microsoft Outlook

To shift email from Yahoo to Microsoft Outlook, following steps should be follow:

  • Log in to Outlook inbox.
  • Click the icon located on the top right of the page.
  • Click on more mail settings and choose managing accounts.
  • Select sending/receiving e-mail from other accounts.
  • Choose add an email account.
  • Enter your email address and password and select a folder where you want import emails to be save.
  • Click on Save the changes.

Now all the mails from yahoo will be import to Microsoft Outlook. A similar series of steps can be follow for moving yahoo mails to Gmail.

Move Yahoo Mails to Gmail

For this, you need to turn on POP access on your old e-mail account and follow the below mention steps:

  • Sign in to Gmail account
  • Click on settings and select more settings
  • Select accounts and import
  • Choose select mail from other accounts and click on ‘add a mail account’
  • Provide the old e-mail address and click on next
  • Enter your old e-mail password
  • Remember to check only these boxes:
  1. Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail
  2. Label incoming messages
  • Click on add account.

Your emails from Yahoo account will be successfully import to gmail.

If any problem is face while logging into Yahoo mail account after separating Yahoo from AT&T account, Yahoo customer support can be contact. If the issue is regarding logging into AT&T account, AT&T customer support can be contact. The queries can also be post at Emailsdesk website. Emails Desk is a platform which deal with your daily email problems and also guide with the best tips to manage your email effectively.

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