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# 210397 25-Mar-2017 20:13
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I've had a look through the existing xtra email thread and I couldn't spot any comments about the migration of existing email folders within your Yahoo account other than issues with emails in the Inbox.

 

I've created a lot of folders and sub-folders for storage of my emails. Has anyone had any issues with these being transferred to the new email provider? Are they even transferred - I can't seem to find a definitive statement on any Spark webpage.

 

Any know what happens to existing email folders within the Yahoo interface?

 

Thanks

 

John


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  # 1747702 25-Mar-2017 20:21
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They gave you the option to opt-in and keep folders. Mine came across fine although I only had about 10.

 

 




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  # 1747718 25-Mar-2017 21:19
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Thanks for that - I don't remember a Keep Folders option when I opted in. But I would definitely have selected it.

 

Glad to hear it all went successfully for you.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1748720 27-Mar-2017 14:28
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Predated:

 

They gave you the option to opt-in and keep folders. Mine came across fine although I only had about 10. 

 

 

Why would they make this an opt-in? Would make far more sense if it just happened without having to explicitly specify it.


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  # 1749224 28-Mar-2017 10:22
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Paul1977:

 

Why would they make this an opt-in? Would make far more sense if it just happened without having to explicitly specify it.

 

 

possibly for legal reasons ?

 

perhaps they needed your password & permission to move YOUR data around ?
The data was only another companies servers after all .


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# 1750000 29-Mar-2017 10:56
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I have just noticed that I have been 'migrated' despite my yahoo still working fine.
I too have a considerable number of folders and noticed the number has increased on the new xtramail with the addition of Bulk Mail, Draft & Archive.
A cursory glance seems to indicate that all appears in order with email contents in each.

 

However my biggest worry is the integrity (email count) of each folder. In Yahoo I could hover over all folders including Inbox and Sent and I have recorded the exact email count which shows up in each. In Xtramail I see nowhere any ability to simply view a folder content count. Thinking it must be logical and intuitive, a right click, then click on properties shows info so vague as to be laughable. Unusually I then searched through the help area pages to no avail.

 

My life is not long enough and I am betting I can get an answer quicker from the wonderful geekzone talent here quicker than via Spark.

 

For reassurance sake....Please tell me I am missing the obvious 




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  # 1750010 29-Mar-2017 11:10
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Thanks for the reply PeteS.

 

Good to hear your folders have gone across OK. Shame about the UI change though.

 

When I browse to xtramail.co.nz, I am still redirected to the Spark 'Check your migration status' and eventually sent through to Yahoo.

 

3 days left and counting.

 

 


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  # 1750092 29-Mar-2017 13:05
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PeteS:

 

 

 

However my biggest worry is the integrity (email count) of each folder...

 

 

which is why you made a backup of all those emails , if they were of any importance smile

 

Seriously, if it matters , if you can still access yahoo, backup all those yahoo emails & folders
You'll need to use imap, then export all that mail to a backup hard drive (via outlook,tbird,whatever)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1750715 30-Mar-2017 14:17
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1101:

 

Paul1977:

 

Why would they make this an opt-in? Would make far more sense if it just happened without having to explicitly specify it.

 

 

possibly for legal reasons ?

 

perhaps they needed your password & permission to move YOUR data around ?
The data was only another companies servers after all .

 

 

I thought they meant it was an extra opt-in after you had already given permission to migrate the mail. Maybe I misunderstood.


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  # 1750719 30-Mar-2017 14:22
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Paul1977:

 

1101:

 

Paul1977:

 

Why would they make this an opt-in? Would make far more sense if it just happened without having to explicitly specify it.

 

 

possibly for legal reasons ?

 

perhaps they needed your password & permission to move YOUR data around ?
The data was only another companies servers after all .

 

 

I thought they meant it was an extra opt-in after you had already given permission to migrate the mail. Maybe I misunderstood.

 

 

 

 

Yeah no, there is no extra opt in for the moving of folders Simply you have to opt to move your data otherwise it will be starting afresh.

 

 





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  # 1750721 30-Mar-2017 14:24
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JBNZ:

 

Thanks for the reply PeteS.

 

Good to hear your folders have gone across OK. Shame about the UI change though.

 

When I browse to xtramail.co.nz, I am still redirected to the Spark 'Check your migration status' and eventually sent through to Yahoo.

 

3 days left and counting.

 

 

 

 

migrations are happening very rapidly now, A new team to help assist with any queries on the move has been setup.

 

 

 

Give it time.

 

Once the migration is finished, the check your migration status step will go away.





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