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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by deslovedroid, May 13, 2010.

  1. deslovedroid

    deslovedroid Active Member
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    Ok, someone tell me what does it mean to have Free Yahoo on the Eris?? You can already have you Yahoo mail forward to your gmail so I dont get it :thinking:. Maybe its just me:eek:
     

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  2. yeahright

    yeahright Well-Known Member
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    my guess would be that they give you an option to have a yahoo account send / receive mail without having to forward it to your gmail first. Like how they have the microsoft exchange option.
     
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  3. rvpartsguy

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    you are now able to set up yahoo email in your mail app (not your gmail app)

    previously there was a work around to get it to work oor you had to pay for yahoo mail plus ..... with 2.1 they now have automatic settings in the mail app.... hope this helps
     
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  4. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Well-Known Member
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    I read this, but this is not from my experience:

    "Eris to use your Free Yahoo email you have to set it up manually type in your email and password then select IMAP for incomming server example ( imap.mail.yahoo.com and the incomming server port is 143 no security type and for outgoing there is no security type smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com and the port is 25 and it works fine with my droid Eris"
     
  5. cwcheese

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    What it means is Google streamlined Yahoo mail setup in the Email app so it uses specific IMAP and SMTP servers dedicated to Android users. And recently extended it to non-paid Yahoo accounts, instead of only Plus accounts.

    When 2.1 came to my Droid, my Yahoo mail setup changed to these URLs :
    IMAP - android.imap.mail.yahoo.com:993
    SMTP - android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com:465
     
  6. Do people really still use yahoo and aol? Amazing.
     
  7. rdalev

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    Yes, I still use yahoo mail .................for all the needless crap on the internet you have to sign up for. Use my personal email for the important stuff !

    Not really that amazing at all !
     
  8. astrostrat89

    astrostrat89 Well-Known Member
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    yahoo has a pretty good web mail client. I actually like it better then the google web client.

    But here is my problem with trying to set this up. I have a "ymail.com" and not a "yahoo.com" address and that seems to be tripping up the configuration wizard. It didn't recognize ymail.com and did not put in the correct config. I tricked it by using yahoo.com to get the proper config (then put in the correct info for user name) but not it doesn't like my user name. Probably because it's "username@ymail.com" and not just "username"

    Going to keep playing with it. Not a deal killer as the mobile web client is not too bad.
     
  9. Romparoo

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    Perfect! Thank you!

    My wife uses Yahoo (I have been trying to get her to use Gmail, especially since she has and Android device now). I just followed your instructions and got her Yahoo set up without any problems. :D

    She will be very pleased when I show it to her. As of before, she had a webpage shortcut to her Yahoo account.
     
  10. natsu

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    My main email account is still yahoo. Just because i've had it for nearly 10 years. Will this work in the leaks too?
     
  11. swe3t23

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    i like gmail because it is straight to the point mail client. none of those fancy extra stuff.
     
  12. deno73

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    This is how I have always done it....don't think I've ever been charged!!
    :D
     
  13. deno73

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    Yup..its worked in all 3 for me, and still dose v3
     
  14. deno73

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    That's crazy... just noticed my outgoing server is 587.....not 25. I wonder what's the difference?
     
  15. alprazolam

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    You have always been able to use the android mail client but had to put in your settings manually. In v3, I had to put in those same settings manually, just as I did in 1.5 and the other two leaks.

    You cannot check your Yahoo! mail over wifi without a paid yahoo account. You can, of course, always use your browser.
     
  16. BlueDC2

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    Same, gmail for anything important - college, forums that I visit frequently (I belong to 4 forums that I post in daily)

    Aol = sign up for dumb shit
     
  17. nintendoman

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    anyone having issues with username/password? I'm having a helluva time getting it to authenticate my account even though the U/P is correct..
     
  18. astrostrat89

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    Bumping to see if anyone has any other info on the "@ymail.com" issues
     
  19. thenestor

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  20. astrostrat89

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    I should have tried it before posting, it just works now. It was still would not auto-fill using ymail.com but used yahoo.com and then let it fail then back fill it.
     
  21. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    Wonderfu gmail doesn't have crap? That was a joke right? Yahoo plus is just simply mail. No ads and all that extra needless Google crap that grabs every piece of personal info you have . Just use your browser to access yahoo like you would your laptop. Its all there! There is no need for another app
     

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