Need to set up separate icon for separate email accounts!!


  1. foxxylelee

    foxxylelee Member

    Like most ppl on here, I previously owned a Blackberry and am accustom to having separate icons for each email account. So far I have three email accounts including my gmail account on my eris. When I first setup my msn, and school email I was able to separate the accounts into two separate icons. Now that I have figured out how to add my yahoo account I would like to have a separate icon for this also but can't figure out how I did this the first time. Please Help!

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  2. Mortgage_It

    Mortgage_It Well-Known Member

    long press on an open space on one of your 7 home screens.
    choose shortcut.
    choose mail inbox.
    choose your account.
    make one for each.
  3. pavirotten

    pavirotten Well-Known Member

    It's fairly easy to do without any kind of hassle. I have shortcuts set up for my G-Mail, Yahoo, and Hotmail (school) accounts. Now I don't have to guess which account has the new e-mail.
  4. telltime

    telltime Well-Known Member

    Unless you have Yahoo's premium e-mail service it will not work on the Eris (or any Google phone). It's one of the very few internet based services Google has not set up an agreement with (and it goes back to them trying to purchase them a couple of years ago).

    You can do: Hotmail, AOL, GMail (of course), but not Yahoo unless it's the paid, and not free, service.

    This, again, isn't just on the Eris, but and Android phone. I learned this when I tried to set it up on my Motorola Droid (before I switched to the Eris), and is what Verizon support told me.
  5. foxxylelee

    foxxylelee Member

    actually...u can set up yahoo on ur phone...I found out how to do it from a VZ employee at my local store...I have had my account for yahoo set up for over a week. Apparently, originally everyone thought it could not be done, because when I first tried it...it didn't work...but there is a way to do it.
  6. foxxylelee

    foxxylelee Member

    thx! Got it!
  7. Mortgage_It

    Mortgage_It Well-Known Member

    care to share the trick with us?
  8. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, could you provide the settings for Yahoo? Servers, ports, etc...

    I've gotten my Yahoo to work for a couple days, then it quits. Ugh.
  9. pittsleyb

    pittsleyb Well-Known Member

    do a search on this forum for "yahoo pop settings" and you will find all sorts of answers including the proper settings. it works for me.
  10. foxxylelee

    foxxylelee Member

    You have to setup the accounts manually.
    Change your server to imap first!

    First open the mail app and enter:

    Username: full email address

    Password: Yahoo! Email password

    IMAP server: imap.mail.yahoo.com

    Port: 143

    Security: none

    SMTP server: smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com

    Port: 587

    Require sign in: Yes (checked)

    Username: full email address

    Password: Yahoo! Email password

    I have not been disconnected from it yet...I have heard that some ppl have...I'll let u know if I end up having any issues!
  11. hklevi

    hklevi Well-Known Member

    That is a new outgoing port from the original "how to's" I've tried in the past with no sucess. Just tried again and BAM! I'm in my free yahoo acount!
  12. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member

    The results show a loads of information that doesn't work. I'm interested in getting it straight from the person who's having success.

    Thank you! I will try these settings!
  13. hklevi

    hklevi Well-Known Member

    I got 2 free yahoo accounts up and running yesterday using the above settings and they are still running like a champ.
  14. foxxylelee

    foxxylelee Member

    I am glad that everyone is having success with this...please keep me informed on it...and let me know if u start to have problems and I will do the same!
  15. edread

    edread Member

    How did you get 2 yahoo accounts set up? I need to do this too, but I can only figure out how to get one. Please let me know like a dumb person, lol, cause that's basically what I am when it comes to this phone, I've only had it a day and its my first smartphone. Thanks.
  16. hklevi

    hklevi Well-Known Member

    No dumb people here, just those that haven't mashed enough random buttons...:D

    First, make sure your WIFI is OFF, and frankly, I haven't turned my on on since getting these emails up. after that, I used the settings posted here and got each account to set up.
  17. maggieo

    maggieo Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to get separate shortcuts for two separate activesync (exchange) email accounts?

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