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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by frady2001, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. frady2001

    frady2001 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    OK, this is my first phone that does anything other than make calls (well, my last phone did take pictures) and I'm pretty new to all of this.

    When I purchased my phone the lady set up a gmail account, but I have no real desire to use gmail. How can i set up my phone to use my Yahoo account?

    Thank you for any help you can give me in advance.

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  2. civichater

    civichater Newbie

    You have to upgrade your Yahoo account to the premium that runs $30 a year for it to work on your android phone
  3. spawn

    spawn Member

    Thats no longer working. I managed to get that going earlier today than i noticed i was no longer getting emails. Now is asking me for a correct username and password which i know is correct because i use it all the time plus it works on the site. In closing...there is got to be a way around this.
  4. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    It could be a glitch at the moment, so see if it resolves later, but my assumption is that yahoo caught on to all the people "getting around" paying for the service. Only BlackBerry and iPhone are "allowed" to access Yahoo! Mail because they have agreements.
  5. frady2001

    frady2001 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Wow, thanks for the great information.

    I dont mind a $30 a year fee if I get to use my Yahoo account instead of switching over to Gmail. Once I upgrade I can set it up on my Eris without issues?

    On a side note..... Am I just being stubborn? Is gmail better than yahoo in any way? I have used Yahoo for 12 years now and I love it.
  6. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    I think it is better... but go log in to your gmail account and give it a spin. See what you like, don't like, confused with, and people could try to assist. Good luck
  7. AndroidsOfTara

    AndroidsOfTara Android Enthusiast

    It's better for the contact management alone. Anything you do on an Android phone regarding contacts is automatically reflected in Gmail. Anything you do in the Gmail web interface regarding contacts is automatically reflected back to your phone.
  8. yankeeboy

    yankeeboy Android Enthusiast

    Has anyone figured out the YMAIL directions, these dont work for YMAIL, the alternative Yahoo! Mail address.

    Thanks in advance.
  9. gm991

    gm991 Android Enthusiast

    two things
    1) you DON'T need a yahoo pay account to sync your yahoo mail.
    I have my yahoo syncing to the phone every 4 hours and it works like a charm.

    2. I used the direction above to set mine up and it has been working great.(knock on wood) I do think I might have used a different port number then the 587 listed above (maybe 25?). don't remember.

    the yahoo syning info is out there on the boards, thats where I got it.
  10. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

    I cannot find "manual setup" referred to in the instructions above. I assume it is in Yahoo mail, but I don't see it. I can't figure out how I change any pop setting on Yahoo.

    I have Yahoo Mail Plus.
  11. gm991

    gm991 Android Enthusiast

    Just making sure you guys saw this post.
    Mine is set for 4 hours.
    I think I can be away from e-mail 4 hours at a time, see I have a laptop at home and work.....LOL
  12. Termin8

    Termin8 Member

    Yeah, my Eris gets my Yahoo mail just fine. The Verizon guy set it up for me when I bought the phone. And I DO NOT have a pay Yahoo account.
  13. JackButler

    JackButler Member

    I tried and tried, no luck for two days now.
    I finally just setup a shortcut with my signed in yahoo mail account. Sure, no instant notification, but at least I can access it within a few moments.
    Figured this might help others with the same issues.

    Update...This just worked (stolen from elesewhere) I kept missing the "mobile" part on the bottom because it come sup automatic smtp.mail...etc, eyes played tricks on me!
    Or, maybe it worked because I setup the above shortcut and signed in, either way both are working fine at this time.

    UserName - your yahoo email account address
    Password - your yahoo account password
    IMAP server - imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Port - 143
    Security type - none
    IMAP path prefix - (none)

    Outgoing Server Settings:
    SMTP server - smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
    Potr - 587
    Security type - none
    Require Sign in - "checked"
  14. gm991

    gm991 Android Enthusiast

    Thats what you were missing you need "Mobile"
  15. btate51

    btate51 Lurker

    Did everything on the list but can't get passed the first part.
  16. JackButler

    JackButler Member

    Just keep trying, I read that one person got it to work on the thrid day, ironically me too.
  17. bodhi61

    bodhi61 Newbie

    I am a long time Yahoo user and got a Gmail account a couple of years ago. It filters out spam much better although I never use it to register for forums and the like. The biggest thing I notice is that attached pictures are viewable right away with no need to download anything. Google's Picasa is also great. I used it before Google acquired it and it has only gotten better. Also there may be an app. but it's the easiest way to back up your contacts (Automatically) away from the phone.
  18. rdalev

    rdalev Android Enthusiast

    Just used this method and it works like a charm !

    Now if I could just get mt AT&T account to work, life would be grand..............though I doubt at&t is too worried about me and my Eris , since they're pushing the iphone !
  19. JackButler

    JackButler Member

    Update, now today it isn;t working..."login failed"
    Any clue?
  20. gm991

    gm991 Android Enthusiast

    I just got that when i went to check yahoo email while on wifi so i shut it off and tried it over the cell network and it works fine wierd.....try it with wifi off
  21. GrdLock

    GrdLock Android Enthusiast

    I set my free Yahoo account up using this method 3 weeks ago when I bought my Eris. Set it up to check mail every hour, and it's been working like a charm ever since.
  22. JackButler

    JackButler Member

    I don't have wifi on.
    I know (can't recall where) that there is alot of bug issues still with yahoo, must be one of those is all I can think of.
  23. rdalev

    rdalev Android Enthusiast

    Just found this out, might help others ! Make sure after you set up yahoo mail, Open it, then Hit Menu, More, Settings, Send & Recieve, Download options and make sure "Today's" is checked !

    Wasn't recieving mail from yahoo after setting it up yesterday, did some digging around on my phone and noticed that in my download options , " 3 Days" was checked ! As soon as I checked todays, mail downloaded, working fine now.

    Not sure if the default download option was 3 days, but I never touched it before today !:thinking:
  24. JackButler

    JackButler Member

    Good tip, but not working for me. Not getting past the first part of it (incoming) once again.
  25. JackButler

    JackButler Member

    Well, wasn;t working earlier today and all of a sudden tonight it is working again. Weird. Certainly a bug with something,likely yahoo I imagine.

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