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Old August 21st, 2009, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having trouble setting up Yahoo Mail in the Mail app.

The settings appear to be correct as detailed on http://popfwd.mail.yahoo.com/pf/PopConfig but it keeps saying "Authentication failed. Please verify your username/password." I've tried the username with and without "@yahoo.co.uk" and double-checked that the password is correct.

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You could possibly try your username@yahoo.com

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Still no luck I'm afraid, tried lots of combinations... I know this is probably a stupid question but is it because I don't have Yahoo Mail Plus? I thought for some reason that any accounts can access POP mail now (the settings page in my Yahoo Mail allow it and there's no mention of needing Plus on the help page).
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Still no luck I'm afraid, tried lots of combinations... I know this is probably a stupid question but is it because I don't have Yahoo Mail Plus? I thought for some reason that any accounts can access POP mail now (the settings page in my Yahoo Mail allow it and there's no mention of needing Plus on the help page).
yes, you must have yahoo mail plus in order to access pop forwarding.

as a workaround, you may try this:

log-in to your yahoo mail
go to Options, then Account, followed by “Add or edit an account”
select “Account Information” on the left
on the " Preferred Content," change it to Yahoo Asia
logout

then try accessing your mail from your mobile.
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Thanks - I found the problem - for some reason I could already access POP Forwarding settings anyway, however I neglected to select the radio box to enable it! Doh! Seems to be working now!
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is there a way to get yahoo mail without having to pay for POP?
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I didn't pay, try following the above advice if you can't access the settings.

Although tbh I prefer just using the new mobile web version!
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tried it. didnt work unfortunately. this is frustrating lol
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damn yahoo lol. i just made a gmail account and entered in the information into my phone and it worked on the first try. why the hell does yahoo want you to pay for POP service?
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damn yahoo lol. i just made a gmail account and entered in the information into my phone and it worked on the first try. why the hell does yahoo want you to pay for POP service?
As somebody just said to you, you don't have to pay for POP access. You just have to configure your Yahoo account to allow it. POP is not enabled by default.

Login to your Yahoo mail account, click Options > Mail Options. Then POP & Forwarding on the left hand side. Then click the Web & POP access option. Then click Save.

(Click the POP settings link alongside that Web & Pop access option to be reminded of the settings you need to enter into your handset.)
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Well, I had the same problem both on outlook and the mail application in Hero. Try what mentioned above, go to your yahoo setting and change the region to Asia. for almost most of the world the service is not free and you have to have a yahoo plus account but Asia. After your region is set to asia you will be able to enable forwarding options. from there enable the POP or IMAP. Now from your Hero enter your email and password, click on manual setup and check if all the setting matches the ones from your yahoo account( where you enable POP setting, the setting are explained too). Remember to enable SSL for both sending and receiving.
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Well, I had the same problem both on outlook and the mail application in Hero. Try what mentioned above, go to your yahoo setting and change the region to Asia. for almost most of the world the service is not free and you have to have a yahoo plus account but Asia. After your region is set to asia you will be able to enable forwarding options. from there enable the POP or IMAP. Now from your Hero enter your email and password, click on manual setup and check if all the setting matches the ones from your yahoo account( where you enable POP setting, the setting are explained too). Remember to enable SSL for both sending and receiving.

Excellent work-around. Is there anyway to access my Yahoo mail folders too?
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...for almost most of the world the service is not free and you have to have a yahoo plus account but Asia....
Thanks for clarifying that. My apologies for that response, @aznfreekx2 if you're in one of the countries without free Yahoo POP access.

What a pain that global internet portals like Yahoo are tying certain features to certain regions like that! I suppose it's because they are only able to generate reasonable advertising revenue in certain markets to cover their costs.
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Excellent work-around. Is there anyway to access my Yahoo mail folders too?
I would REALLY like to get an answer on that question. I use the folders all the time on the web version.
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Thanks - I found the problem - for some reason I could already access POP Forwarding settings anyway, however I neglected to select the radio box to enable it! Doh! Seems to be working now!
Hi, what do you mean by "Selecting the radio box to enable it?". My Yahoo was working fine until yesterday, now it's stop working all of a sudden!
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thanks fadviral, changed the setting to asia and its working now.. but its actually a disappointment that we have to go thru this... on my winmo-based handset, it was pretty straight forward, all you gotta do was input your email address and password wthout having to change the "region"... and voila my gmail and yahoo were set up... i think motorola cliq somehow fixed this, but this should be android's standard process...

not related to email, do you know how to set up mms... i got gprs working but not mms, usually gprs and mms have different user names & passwords, however in android, it seems that these 2 are supposed to be set under the same apn (when you're setting up an apn, you see the bottom half is for mms starting with the field mmsc....).... i inputed the correct details for mmsc etc but didnt work... i know the details are correct because the mms setting works on my other handset with the same sim card... if you set a separate apn for mms, you can only choose one apn in android, so ?
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thanks fadviral, changed the setting to asia and its working now.. but its actually a disappointment that we have to go thru this... on my winmo-based handset, it was pretty straight forward, all you gotta do was input your email address and password wthout having to change the "region"... and voila my gmail and yahoo were set up... i think motorola cliq somehow fixed this, but this should be android's standard process...

not related to email, do you know how to set up mms... i got gprs working but not mms, usually gprs and mms have different user names & passwords, however in android, it seems that these 2 are supposed to be set under the same apn (when you're setting up an apn, you see the bottom half is for mms starting with the field mmsc....).... i inputed the correct details for mmsc etc but didnt work... i know the details are correct because the mms setting works on my other handset with the same sim card... if you set a separate apn for mms, you can only choose one apn in android, so ?
That is what happens when companies want their share of the money. yahoo doesn't care about winmo but when it comes to google that is a different story.
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Just go to yahoo mail on a web browser and select "Your Mobile". follow the instructions and you can easily get Yahoo mail on the Hero for both sending and receiving email. It's free and i'm in the UK. It's IMAP not POP
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I tried the asia settings, hero seemed happy with it, but receiving no yahoo mail. any thoughts???? what a pain...
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There is an easier way to pull up yahoo mail on android:


Go to manual setup > IMAP account and change to these settings....


Imap server - imap.mail.yahoo.com

SMTP Server- smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com


works like a dream now on my new Droid and should work with previous versions of Android running below 2.0
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There is an easier way to pull up yahoo mail on android:


Go to manual setup > IMAP account and change to these settings....


Imap server - imap.mail.yahoo.com

SMTP Server- smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com


works like a dream now on my new Droid and should work with previous versions of Android running below 2.0
Just set my yahoo up in mail, and it works fine. Thanks!
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There is an easier way to pull up yahoo mail on android:


Go to manual setup > IMAP account and change to these settings....


Imap server - imap.mail.yahoo.com

SMTP Server- smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com


works like a dream now on my new Droid and should work with previous versions of Android running below 2.0
I joined this forum just to thank you! I don't know how you figured it out, but my yahoomail now works through the email app. I have never been able to get yahoo to work with a forwarding app like this. The ASIA idea seemed weird and yahoo won't let you change pop options without upgrading. So thanks again, this is great!

Do you know how I can set up my college hotmail?
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There is an easier way to pull up yahoo mail on android:


Go to manual setup > IMAP account and change to these settings....


Imap server - imap.mail.yahoo.com

SMTP Server- smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com


works like a dream now on my new Droid and should work with previous versions of Android running below 2.0
Are you guys all running Android 2.0? I have an HTC Hero, so I'm still on an earlier version. Problem is that I don't see SMTP Server as an option when I go to manual setup...only IMAP Server? Any thoughts/suggestions?
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Are you guys all running Android 2.0? I have an HTC Hero, so I'm still on an earlier version. Problem is that I don't see SMTP Server as an option when I go to manual setup...only IMAP Server? Any thoughts/suggestions?
Use imap account to start....and then you change the info for incoming (imap) and outgoing (stmp)
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Use imap account to start....and then you change the info for incoming (imap) and outgoing (stmp)
I have 3 options - POP, APOP, IMAP. When I select IMAP I see the following:
Email address - name@yahoo.com
Username - name@yahoo.com (also tried removing the @yahoo.com)
Password - xxxxxx
IMAP Server - imap.mail.yahoo.com
Security Type - None
Server Port - 143

No SMTP Server field...Any other thoughts?
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I've tried using the imap and smtp recommendations per opal's post. i keep getting the error message: "WARNING. Cannot connect to the mail server to verify your account information. Your server is not responding."

SSL is enabled. Which port should I use. Could someone who has had success with this post their exact account settings? Thanks
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Found the solution on another phandroid page:

This worked for me: Yahoo Mail On The Motorola Droid | Android Phone Fans

Follow these steps:

To set up Yahoo E-Mail in Android:
  1. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned off
  2. Press the E-Mail icon (the default Android E-Mail application)
  3. Enter your Yahoo E-Mail address and password
  4. Press “Manual Setup” in the lower left hand corner
  5. For “Incoming Server Settings” set the IMAP server to “imap.mail.yahoo.com” and the Port to 143
  6. For “Outgoing Server Settings” set the SMTP Server to “smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com” and the Port to 587
  7. Check “Require sign-in” and press Next
  8. Select how often your phone will check for Email, and choose default options
  9. Give the account a name and set your display name for outgoing messages
Done and done. You’ve now got Yahoo Mail on your Android and it will work with the all-new “Combined Inbox” in Android 2.0. Beautiful.

Thanks everyone
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This worked for me: Yahoo Mail On The Motorola Droid | Android Phone Fans

Follow these steps:

To set up Yahoo E-Mail in Android:
  1. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned off
  2. Press the E-Mail icon (the default Android E-Mail application)
  3. Enter your Yahoo E-Mail address and password
  4. Press “Manual Setup” in the lower left hand corner
  5. For “Incoming Server Settings” set the IMAP server to “imap.mail.yahoo.com” and the Port to 143
  6. For “Outgoing Server Settings” set the SMTP Server to “smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com” and the Port to 587
  7. Check “Require sign-in” and press Next
  8. Select how often your phone will check for Email, and choose default options
  9. Give the account a name and set your display name for outgoing messages
Done and done. You’ve now got Yahoo Mail on your Android and it will work with the all-new “Combined Inbox” in Android 2.0. Beautiful.

Thanks everyone
But what about those of us who aren't on Android 2.0 yet? Surely someone out there got this to work on their HTC Hero
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It works on the Hero with 1.5
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I use them as well.... any ideas?
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It works on the Hero with 1.5
Not sure what happened but I got it to work last night...didn't even have to go into manual setup. I actually successfully synced my Yahoomail when I first got the phone two weeks ago but recently noticed that I was no longer able to open attachments...kept getting an error saying username/password was incorrect? I ended up deleting the account but was unable to add it again? Wasn’t sure if something changed with Yahoo & they were now forcing folks to signup for their Mail Plus account. Who knows but it’s working now

Hope everyone else is similar/better success!

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yes, you must have yahoo mail plus in order to access pop forwarding.

as a workaround, you may try this:

log-in to your yahoo mail
go to Options, then Account, followed by “Add or edit an account”
select “Account Information” on the left
on the " Preferred Content," change it to Yahoo Asia
logout

then try accessing your mail from your mobile.

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every time i change my region to asia it takes away the option of pop settings....

i already tried it with another account previosly and it work perfectly fine...

any ideas why it takes the option away from the asia region???
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I was able to set up my Yahoo account letting the phone detect the settings. It would sync just fine for a while and then stop working. When I tried to manually sync, I kept getting the 'login failed' notification.

I ran across a post on another site that said to turn off Wifi and GPS satellites then reboot the phone. I remembered that I'd been playing with the Wifi settings shortly before I noticed that my email had stopped syncing, so I turned it off and then rebooted the phone and I'm able to sync with Yahoo once more.

I had tried many different server settings, some of which would work for a while and then quit, but hopefully now I can repeat this fix if it should happen again.
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Ok guys....this is for Yahoo Users!

On your PC, go to your yahoo mail and select option...go to the mail mobile options...find it. register to it and you will receive a mail with your username and password!!

nb you will be ask to verify your fone/network/ etc etc

then,

1. From the Home screen, tap the grey Application button.
2. Tap Email.
3. Tap Next.
4. If not already open, slide out the keyboard.
5. Enter the full email address (yourphonenumber@yahoo.com) and the 10-12 character password provided in your Welcome email.
6. Tap Next.
7. Tap POP3 Account or IMAP Account (Choose IMAP)
8. If not pre-filled, input username (yourphonenumber@yahoo.com) and 10-12 character password (password will be in the email from Yahoo).
9. Input IMAP server imap.mobile.mail.yahoo.co.uk
10. Tap the dropdown for Security type and make sure that SSL is not activated
11. Nothing is necessary for the IMAP path prefix.
12. Tap Next.
13. At Outgoing server settings, enter smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.co.uk:2525 as the SMTP server, if you have somewhere else to enter port "2525" do that instead.
Security type: None
Require Login: check box
14. Skip to Security type and make sure SSL is not active.
15. Check Require sign-in.
16. Enter Username (yourphonenumber@yahoo.com) and 10-12 character password (from Yahoo mail). Also change outgoing port to 2525 Security type: None
17. Tap Next.
18. Choose desired settings at Account Settings.
19. Choose additional settings on the Set up email page and click Done.






Yaaaaaaaaayyyy ... it works
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Hi all, first post here!

So, for those have have got this working, can you now sync emails and contacts?

What about other things like Calenders, photos etc?

I look forward to hearing from you.
 
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so i tried every single possible way listed on here to get yahoo mail but all has failed. i have a htc eris and when i try putting in my settings in manually it doesnt give me an outgoing option just incoming.
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I bit the bullet and opened a googlemail account, its pretty easy to import all contacts and mail from your old account.

A google phone will always work best with a google account, and it's less hassle to swap now than in 12 months say.
 
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I was able to set up my Yahoo account letting the phone detect the settings. ...
Additional info: I have an HTC Hero from Sprint in the US. So far it's been working well, I can't complain too much. It will, however, once in a while stop syncing for no apparent reason - either on its own, or when I power cycle the phone. When I try to force it to sync, when this happens, I get the authentication error message, so I power cycle the phone again and force it to sync so I can see if that cleared the error. Sometimes on the first try it doesn't work, but it has cleared itself on the second. Odd behavior, it would be nice if it just worked, but now that it's setup, I can go for 3-4 days or more before it happens.

Server Config currently in use (Setup by the phone's auto-configure):
Incoming:
Protocol: IMAP
Email and Username are the same (full email address)
Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
Security Type: None
Port: 443

Outgoing:
Check Login Required
Username: same as above
Protocol: SMTP
Server: smtp.mobile.yahoo.com
Security Type: None
Port: 25

So far to my knowledge, you're not able to sync your contacts or calendar. I'm assuming it's a limitation of the client, but could just as easily be on Yahoo's end as well since they really don't have official support for IMAP.

I have a Plus account, but this should work for either Free or Plus accounts. I did get my Plus POP settings working, but again would run into the client stop syncing the mail at some point. Since I got this working, I've just left it alone, and I don't really care at this point about using the SSL settings the Plus POP settings offer.

If you have a Yahoo Mail Plus account (~$20/yr.), you can set your Gmail account up to POP your Yahoo account: Gmail -> Settings -> Add POP3 email account. OR have a Yahoo Mail Plus account is forward your mail from Yahoo to your Gmail account. Either way, you'll have to import your contacts separately into Gmail, and you still won't get your other folders, but it'll do the trick should you not get the mail client working on your phone.

It would be nice if Yahoo added support for Andriod like they do for iPhone and Blackberry - how hard could it be??? I'll agree, I'm not a fan of their mobile web client, but it'll do in a pinch even though it's much more cumbersome than the client experience.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #39 (permalink)
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As somebody just said to you, you don't have to pay for POP access. You just have to configure your Yahoo account to allow it. POP is not enabled by default.

Login to your Yahoo mail account, click Options > Mail Options. Then POP & Forwarding on the left hand side. Then click the Web & POP access option. Then click Save.

(Click the POP settings link alongside that Web & Pop access option to be reminded of the settings you need to enter into your handset.)
I have tried for days to figure the yahoo e-mail out. you made it so easy for me and it works perfect. thank you. if any one else has this problem you need to try it. i did have to switch to the asia setting to access the pop3 settings but after that follow his instructions and you will have yahoo e- mail..
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Thanks for that info about using Yahoo! Asia. That's the only way I could get it to work on Wi-Fi.
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Thanks for that info about using Yahoo! Asia. That's the only way I could get it to work on Wi-Fi.
I tried this, but it didn't work for me. Only way to get it to work is to disable WiFi. This issue is really strange.
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just got my NexusOne today... first android phone... came from iphone - user since '07 - (and for short stint with BB this week until my nexus showed up)...

i can get yahoo setup and working no problem to receive...

but having problems sending... won't send...

using the smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
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actually erased the account and redid the settings:

imap.n.mail.yahoo.com for incoming
smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com for outgoing

works great...
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imap.n.mail.yahoo.com for incoming
smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com for outgoing

Ignored every post but this one- email on HTC Hero works great for my ymail account.

Thank you!
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glad it worked! i tried everything and those settings seem to be the key for me...
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How do I see all my emails ? I only get the unread ones.
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Thanks for this post! I got it working... I was expecting more from the mail app though... I use Seven...
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Has anybody in the UK (and on Orange, specifically) got this working? Don't know if the network has any bearing on it, but I've tried everyhitng and it won't verify.

Annoying thing is, I just upgraded from a Touch Diamond (WM) and it was working fine on there. Have copied over the settings (all pretty basic - imap.mail.yahoo.com etc) and it doesn't work on my Hero - won't connect to the server to validate etc.
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actually erased the account and redid the settings:

imap.n.mail.yahoo.com for incoming
smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com for outgoing

works great...

Can you confirm the other settings - security, port no, wi-fi on/off etc - please?

Also, where are you connecting from, and what network?

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So I got my yahoo.com account working by changing my region to Asia, and going to Options, POP and forwarding, and following the instructions there. However, I went to set up my ymail.com account, and there's no option for POP and forwarding??
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