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Load Yahoo contacts to Droid
Finally, I did it. Try this:
Contrary to what many Android users believe, you can access both your free Yahoo email account and your Yahoo contacts on your Android phone. While you
cannot access your Yahoo email account through the Android email app, you can still access all of these features using Yahoo's mobile browsing interface. Throw in the use of a few handy bookmarks and all your Yahoo resources are just a click away.
How to Access Yahoo Contacts on Your Android Phone
Open Yahoo Contacts on Your Android Phone
Open your Android phone's browser and navigate to "m.yahoo.com," Yahoo's web-based email page. Tap "Mail," located in the right-hand corner. Enter your Yahoo username and password to sign in. If possible, opt to have your Android phone remember the details. Keep in mind that while this will make accessing your Yahoo mail faster, it will decrease the security on your phone as other users will be able to view your mail.
Once signed into your mail, tap the "Yahoo!" button at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Select "Address Book" from the list of Yahoo applications. This will open up a list of all of your Yahoo contacts. To quickly access these anytime, create a bookmark and shortcut on your phone.
Create a Yahoo Contacts Shortcut on Your Android Phone
Select the "Menu" button once logged in. Then tap "Bookmarks." This will create a bookmark for your Yahoo contacts, similar to the bookmark feature on your computer's browser.
Navigate back to your home screen, by pressing the home button (shaped like a house). Select the "Menu" button. Tap "Add," then "Shortcuts." In the "Select shortcut" window that pops up, choose "Bookmark."
Navigate to the recently saved Yahoo contacts bookmark and tap it. A Yahoo Address Book icon will appear on your Android home screen. Simply tap it to open up your contacts. You can then scroll to your contact, open it and send an email or call the contact with the touch of a button.
Pin Your Yahoo Mail to Your Android Phone