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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by JustROLLIN, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. JustROLLIN

    JustROLLIN Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2009
    Hey all,

    Just bought the Droid about two days ago. I come from a history of BlackBerrys but decided to make the leap. I love the phone, except I cannot get Yahoo email on it. Which is going to be an issue considering its my main account. Other than that, I am very happy with the phone and its functionality. If anyone has advice on what to do about the Yahoo mail issue, I would love to hear it. Or, if you have ideas for some good starter apps, that would be great as well.

    Apps I have already downloaded:

    - Adv Task Killer
    - Barcode Scanner
    - Note Everything
    - Screen Mode Widget
    - Moto Torch LED
    - Throttle Copter (game)

    Anyway, I like the forum so far and I have found it very helpful. I am not a noob to forums, so no need to give me the "search speech." ;)


  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Welcome to AF! [​IMG]
  3. welcome to the forum, glad to have ya aboard
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Washington DC, USA

    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:
  5. bigdroid

    bigdroid Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Campus Safety Officer
    Earlville, NY

    Welcome to Android Forums!! :)

    Caution: Before Proceeding, ensure that WIFI is turned OFF. This only works via Verizon 3G Signal.

    Go to Mail icon. If this is the first time you've setup any mail service on the Motorola Droid, you will be prompt to enter in a username and password. Enter in your Yahoo email address and password
    Click on the Manual Setup at the bottom left corner
    In the incoming server setting, entering as followed
    username: xxx@yahoo.com (enter in your complete yahoo email address)
    password: enter in your yahoo password account
    IMAP Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Port: 143
    Security Type: None
    IMAP Path Prefix: leave blank / Optional

    Press next to continue with SMTP Server. Once on that screen, enter in these settings

    SMTP: smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
    Port: 587
    Security Type: None
    Check "required Sign-In"
    Username: xxx@yahoo.com
    Password: your email password
    Now click through next and fill out the name, etc. You are done. You now have IMAP setup on your new Motorola Droid for your Yahoo Mail Account!
  6. JustROLLIN

    JustROLLIN Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 5, 2009
    ^^ That does not work, unfortunately. I have confirmed with several Verizon employees that it seems to be on the Yahoo side of things. Apparently, they are blocking Android phones from getting email pushed to them. Sad, but true.... I was hoping someone might have a workaround.
  7. gregroberti

    gregroberti Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Forgive me if I'm not understanding this correctly but I was under the impression you could forward a Yahoo! e-mail account to a GMail account. Then, you could just import your GMail account and the Yahoo! e-mail would be forwarded correctly...


    I now realize that you need to be a Yahoo! Mail Plus subscriber.

    "POP access is limited to Yahoo! Mail Plus subscribers. Please contact Yahoo! Mail's support team for more information."


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