I want to store emails from my gmail account in a separate folder from my yahoo account, but can't find a way to do that.

How to separate gmail from yahoo storage on hard drive

Hi Kate,

Normally e-mail from e-mail account ‘A’ will go automatically to the inbox of that account.

So, actually your e-mail from gMail should already be separate from your e-mails from Yahoo.

On top of that you can make a special folder for ‘gMail’ e-mails under your ‘local folders’ folder and you can do the same for your e-mails from Yahoo. You can then manually move the e-mails from your ‘inbox’ to those 2 ‘local’ folders.

Hi Kate, hope Hans’ answer has helped you to resolve the issue, if not please make sure to let us know, we’ll be happy to help.

Unfortunately it is not possible to save data on your hard drive separately for each account, eM client is storing all your data in a single database folder, however you can separate the inboxes in eM client.


Thanks, Hans and Paul. It’s too bad that eMClient doesn’t have the feature like Thunderbird to automatically download emails into separate accounts. I have several email accounts and am looking for an alternative to TBird, but I don’t want to have to manually move emails. I’m sure that task would pile up day after day and end up not getting done. Guess I’ll keep looking for another email program.

Hi Kate,

As written, eM Client automatically downloads e-mails in the ‘inbox’ folder of that specific account.

I think you’re now looking at the ‘all inboxes’ ‘smart folder’ of eM Client, in which you will see all incoming e-mails from all your e-mail accounts combined.

Can that be the case?

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In Thunderbird, I set up each email account separately with its own storage folder. I don’t care of all the emails are in a combined inbox - I just want the storage for each email account to be in its own separate folder.

Hi Kate,

As written, in eM Client the e-mails of each account are also stored in their own folder.

Or are you talking about ‘folders’ in Windows Explorer, in other words ‘folders on your hard disk’? I’m talking about ‘folders’ in eM Client.

Hi Kate this is unfortunately not possible in eM Client, you can setup a different database for each of your accounts, however you’d have to switch between the databases by changing the path each time you want to switch.

If you’d like to setup a second storage folder navigate to Tools > Settings > General > Storage.


Yes, I’m talking about folders in Win Explorer on my hard drive. Anyhow, I see now that this is not possible so I’m looking for a different email client. Thanks for your responses.

Hi Kate,

True: eM Client stores all it’s data in 1 database; you can not have it in different ‘hard disk folders’.

But if separating e-mails is so important, than another option might be to make 2 Windows accounts and add your gMail account to eM Client under your first Windows account and your Yahoo account to eM Client under your second Windows account.

In this case, you will have 2 different databases.

But this isn’t the most convenient solution, as you always have to switch between Windows users to see if you have new e-mail … :frowning:

Thanks again, Hans, but you’re right - it’s not really very convenient - especially since I have 6 emails. I’m going to look for something else. TBird acts very strange about once every 6 months and loses some folders. I’ve now lost some important ones and I want to avoid that in the future.

Hi Kate,

Try to make (daily) backups. I can recommend NovaBackup from Novastor (http://novabackup.novastor.com/data-backup-products/professional-pc-backup/).

I have a program that synchronizes 3 external hard drives and puts selected folders in the cloud. The problem that arose in TBird was that when I installed it on my new computer and some folders were missing, the sync program then took those new files/folders and passed them along to the other external hard drives. Perhaps I can still find the old versions in the recycle bin. Hadn’t thought about trying that.

I think that GoodSync puts deleted files first in a subfolder … and will only remove them after 30 days or so.