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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Bkfraiders7, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Bkfraiders7

    Bkfraiders7 Member
    Thread Starter

    Just thought I would share a little information I have found with my fellow Droid owners.

    This guide will allow you to (freely) forward your Yahoo! email to a newly created (or old) Gmail Account for easier integration with your Droid (or other Android Devices) without paying the $20 a month Yahoo! requires for premium service.

    First create your Gmail account if you do not already have one.
    Also I am coming from the "New Yahoo"

    Step 1: Sign into Yahoo Mail

    Step 2: Click options on the upper right hand corner of your screen. Select to switch to Yahoo Mail Classic

    Step 3: In the top left hand corner is your name. Highlight it and select "Account Info". It will ask you to put your password in again.

    Step 4: Under Account Setting click "Set language, site, time-zone."

    Step:5 Click New Setting and change it to Yahoo! Asia. Also accept the new Terms of Agreement.

    You should now see a Yahoo! Asia logo on your homescreen.

    We can now enable POP access and Email Forwarding without the $20 a normal member would pay.

    Step 6: Click options again in the top right hand corner. Then Mail Options.

    Step 7: On the left of the screen select POP and Forwarding. Then Set up or edit Pop and Forwarding.

    A new Window/Tab should appear

    Step 8: Click the bubble next to forwarding and enter in your new gmail account. Click Save.

    Step 9: Send Verification

    Step 10: Go to your gmail and grab the confirmation code and go back to the Yahoo! and enter. Enter password again.

    You have now set-up Yahoo! to forward all incoming emails to your Gmail Account :)

    Transferring your Contacts from Yahoo to Gmail

    Step 1: Open your Gmail account. Go to Settings.

    Step 2: Click on the "Accounts and Import" Tab. Enter the passwords for your Yahoo! mail account.

    Step 3: Select the import options you want to use. You can decide to import all your contacts as well as old mail.

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  2. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    Good tip
  3. Bkfraiders7

    Bkfraiders7 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I figured the preinstalled Gmail app is better then the Yahoo Mail App
  4. superdesi

    superdesi Android Enthusiast

    awesome find too bad i dont use yahoo :D
  5. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    I hate Yahoo with a passion. Thanks for the tip, worked well.
  6. nicallen63

    nicallen63 Well-Known Member

  7. vry5

    vry5 Newbie

    Yeah... English/UK also works...
    ALSO... this will allow you to push smtp direct to your phone again... which I"m using instead of POP forward to Gmail...
  8. brandoshido

    brandoshido Well-Known Member

    Great tip. Thanks
  9. Bkfraiders7

    Bkfraiders7 Member
    Thread Starter

    Happy to Help
  10. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I have had yahoo for years and everyone knows me on that email, and all my accounts are linked to it. Love gmail compared to Yahoo so this saved me. Thanks again!
  11. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    With Yahoo being a POP account, couldn't you just open your GMail Settings and include your Yahoo email info in "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab. This way you will get the Push convenience of GMail and it will be labeled so you will know what account it's from.
  12. summerfish

    summerfish Well-Known Member

    I don't quite follow your question, but yes you can label the Yahoo account and it shows you on your phone.
  13. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    Actually it was more a rhetorical statement aimed at the original post seemingly laborious way to do something that is so simple via your Gmail settings; but thanks for he response.
  14. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    Ok, I haven't used Yahoo in awhile, but I just dug up my Yahoo info, verified it, than I went over to my GMail account and went to Settings > Accounts Imports > entered my Yahoo Info and within a min all of my Yahoo Mail was in my Gmail account Labeled Yahoo Account; so I said all that because I don't understand the $20 thing at all.
  15. FloorGeneral

    FloorGeneral Lurker

    All you're doing is importing the mail already there. It won't forward any new messages that you get, which is the what the info in the OP does.
  16. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    Ok, I see what you mean about the Yahoo Mail Plus...
  17. Negativism

    Negativism Newbie

    Awesome. Just when I was about to cut off yahoo so I don't know if I should thank you or curse you.
  18. gtp4820

    gtp4820 Newbie

    Thanks for the tip, seems to be working nicely.

    One question though: when my yahoo email is forwarded to my gmail account and I respond, it shows my email as my gmail account. is there a way to show it coming from my yahoo account when replying to emails that are oringally sent to my yahoo address?
  19. altimax98

    altimax98 Android Enthusiast

    I didnt do the forwarding and after doing this K-9 recieves my yahoo mail using the yahoo servers.. just hit continue when K-9 tells you that it wont work without the plus account
  20. FloorGeneral

    FloorGeneral Lurker

    gmail home page--->settings in upper right next to name--->accounts and import--->send mail as--->check box next to "Reply from the same address the message was sent to"

    You can also add any other email address you have and use it to send if you want.
  21. jmr201

    jmr201 Newbie

    You don't have to forward your mail to gmail once you set it to an Asia account. It will be able to come directly on your phone through the mail app.
  22. nickib

    nickib Newbie

    Awesome! This worked and I was able to open my PDF attachment! Thank you! One question though . . . . must I leave it as Yahoo Asia, or can I change it back? I only ask because the Aahoo home page now has news that is pertinent to Asia and not the U.S., unless I am missing something . . . . thanks!
  23. greenleaf

    greenleaf Lurker

    ok, i set up the account for Yahoo Asia but do not see any options for "PoP" or Forwarding in the menu. has it changed that quickly already, or am i doing something wrong?
  24. rfmdroider

    rfmdroider Lurker

    I am having the same issue...
  25. Negativism

    Negativism Newbie

    Still there...click mail options...then on the left side of page 6th one down...POP & Forwarding....click that you should then see

    POP & Forwarding
    Pardon our appearance during construction
    We're still tweaking the Yahoo! Mail POP & Forwarding option. Temporarily you'll need to access it through the Yahoo! Mail Classic interface. But, rest assured, any changes made will take effect once you've reloaded the Yahoo! Mail.
    Set up or edit POP & Forwarding

    Click on the setup or edit part

    ( If you are getting a pop up window that says sorry this service is no longer for sale then you aren't in ''yahoo asia''. )

    You should see


    POP Access & Forwarding [ Need Help? ]

    Web & POP Access [POP Settings]
    Access Yahoo! Mail via the web interface and through any email program using POP3 (e.g., Eudora, Outlook, or Netscape Mail).
    When downloading new messages:
    I don't want to receive any messages that SpamGuard thinks are spam

    I want to receive all messages, including those that SpamGuard thinks are spam
    For messages that SpamGuard thinks are spam, add [Bulk] as a prefix to the subject
    Learn more about these options - View POP Settings

    Forward incoming Yahoo! Mail messages to a different email address
    Email address:

    (e.g. user@company.com)


    Click the circle beside fowarding then enter the email addy you want it fowarded to.

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