Anyone using the new Yahoo Mail App

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nicenswift, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. nicenswift

    nicenswift Active Member
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    I cant seem to get it to check for emails by itself, I was under the impression it was push email.

    Nor can I find any settings for checking frequency.

    Anyone any thoughts or experience with.

    TIA
     

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  2. Anthony1

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    No experience myself, but surely you are contradicting yourself a bit. If it's push mail then there won't be any frequency to check for e-mail, because they'll be automatically pushed to the phone.
     
  3. nicenswift

    nicenswift Active Member
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    Sorry should have made myself clearer.

    The yahoo app will not get new emails until I go into the app.

    Which made me wonder about whether or not the frequency needed changing to push from a time retreavel.

    I would like the app to notify me when I get an email.

    Cheers
     
  4. Anthony1

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    I've just installed it and performed a few tests. It certainly seems to be push mail.

    Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll start using this instead of the default mail client and see which is better over the long term.
     
  5. Anthony1

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    It works OK for me. I get a notification as soon as the mail is received. No messing with any settings either. Just default install
     
  6. snowmobile

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    I use it and it works as push mail for me. The only thing is it doesn't seem to start automatically when I reboot the phone. So now I remember to go into the app as soon as the phone starts up and then the push service works as it should.

    Is it possible that your push service is being stopped by a task killer?
     
  7. bhatchfield

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    I've been using it since it came out and it works great. I didn't even bother with the old pop3 settings on my samsung moment. Now I do still have my account set for asia. My next day off I will try setting it back to the states. Good luck.
     
  8. Anthony1

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    Yeah, just did a phone reboot. It won't actually work until you go in to the app.

    I've reported it as a fault, because it's a pain to have to actually open the app to get it to do what it's supposed to. I don't have to do that with Gmail.
     
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  9. mynameisnotjames

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    The push email only seems to work when "always-on mobile data" is switched on. But I've found that if its on, the battery life is terrible. When it's off, I don't get notified at all of new mail.

    Does anyone know how to turn on notifications (even if delayed) with "always-on mobile data" turned off?
     
  10. jimdriver2

    jimdriver2 Well-Known Member
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    I've been using it since it came out. My opinion is that while it's not perfect it's better than manually checking the mobile yahoo email site via the browser.

    My experience has been that it doesn't seem to affect the battery too much, if at all. Not noticed much of a difference.

    The 'major' issue I have is that something when it moves between wi-fi and G/3G/H it seems to get stuck and the push mail doesn't work. If I kill off the task then restart it then it works again. The other issue is that occassionally mail can get stuck in the outbox and there's no manual force send option. The 'refresh' menu option on the main screen sometimes works, but not always.

    I don't think you can turn notifications on with mobile data off. The two options you have, it seems to me, are:

    1. leave mobile data on all the time and have notifications on, so you always get mail. (One thing it does do well is if you've got it set like this, go into aeroplane mode, then later back turn off aeroplane, it will 'bring down' all the mail available at that point. That seems to work consistently IMO.)

    2. have notifications turned off and when you turn mobile data on you manually go in the app and tell it to refresh.

    I think the first option may do what you're after, but IME it just seems best to keep mobile data on all the time. Battery drain isn't that bad.
     
  11. mynameisnotjames

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    Thanks for the advice jimdriver2.

    I'll try using always-on data again, and see how it effects battery.
    I've only been playing with my desire for a week or so, so I wan't sure what was draining the battery.
     
  12. nicenswift

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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Still refuses to notify me of any new emails until I go into the app.

    But I have noticed a few mentions of this fault in the marketplace.

    I still cannot find any settings in this app that would let me change the frequency that it checks for mail.
     
  13. pagdodd

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    I was using this but went back to using the built in mail app.

    You can set the frequency it checks for mail and you get a notification in the top bar.

    The mail app sets itself up after I put in my email address and password.
     
  14. nicenswift

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    You mention you can set the frequency, can you tell me where this within the yahoo app or have I misread the above
     
  15. pagdodd

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    Sorry, I mean the built in mail app, not the Yahoo one.
     
  16. nicenswift

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    Well, I have uninstalled the Yahoo app and reinstalled the updated version and still no notification of new emails. :mad:

    I noticed a few people are having the same probs so I have uninstalled and will go back to the IMAP way.

    Still cant understand why I can not get it to work though :thinking:

    Anyway thanks for the advice you all gave above
     
  17. snowmobile

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    Mine has been very unreliable the past couple of days. I've not been getting the push notifications through until several hours later, if at all. I find my yahoo mail through IMAP on k-9 much more reliable.
     
  18. Anthony1

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    I've ditched this too. and gone back to the default mail. It's a nice app when it does what it's supposed to do, but it's far too flakey as far as getting reliable push mail is concerned. I'd have expected better from Yahoo.
     
  19. jimdriver2

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    Similar experience here, since the 1.0.2 (supposedly to make it more stable) i've found my push notifications have become more erratic. There were problems before, mostly it seemed due to auto switching between wi-fi and mobile data but I can't determine exactly what situation causes it.

    For now i'm sticking with it as it works maybe 80% of the time, and killing the app and restarting seems to help at times. Also the fact there's been 2 updates this quickly has me thinking that Yahoo might be committed to getting this working.
     
  20. psyxologos

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    +1 that's what it is. Just go into the app once you boot the phone and it will push messages all day long
     
  21. Adrian4408

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    I have just one problem...WHERE THE **** IS IT?

    I saw it mentioned on the android freeware site, but everytime I try to down load it I just get a message saying "the requested item could no be found."

    I've been trying to get this since it came out, I've scanned the barcode, searched the market, typed url's in a still I get nowhere, running out of patience now.

    So PLEASE someone tell me how I get this onto my HTC Hero.
     
  22. jimdriver2

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    It doesn't though. Mine loads on start up but push will randomly stop working at different points in the day.

    I'm more annoyed that they've made it less stable with the recent update!
     
  23. firedesire

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    How do I turn off notifications on the yahoo email app?
    I don't mind seeing them in the notification bar but I'd rather not be told new mail has come in at 4am....!
     
  24. firedesire

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    The push mails choose when they want to notify me of new mail, this suits me fine....until it starts telling me (at 2am this time), that is has chosen to start notifying me..... I have now decided to turn the volume down a notch when I go to bed that way I don't hear the notifications when they come through whilst sleeping...
     
  25. ctm28

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    I agree with Firedesire- my yahoo mail app works fine, but I do not want alerts. I want the icon, but I don't want it to vibrate/ring. When I sleep I've been setting the phone to silent (learned the hard way that I get a lot of emails during the night), but even during the day I do not want to get alerted every time I get an email. Is there a way to turn off vibrating/ringing alerts just for email?
    Side note about yahoo mail app- the app warns that it can cost money if you send sms messages. I don't send sms through Yahoo, but do send a lot of messages- will this end up on my bill?
     
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