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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by J6Remy, May 24, 2011.

  1. J6Remy

    J6Remy Android Enthusiast
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    Hello, first post here..Would appreicate some help and advice.. I just recently switched from a Blackberry..to a Samsung Galaxy Prevail...yes I know not the top of the line..but Its something new to me..Anyways, My question is about setting up a @att.net mail account on the stock mail app provided by andriod 2.2.2..Icould get it to set up, so I was forced to get the app from yahoo for andriod..I was hoping someone could help me out and show, tell, explain a manual way to do so. I do not like the downloaded app with a passion..I have two other accounts on the stock mail app and I kinda like the set-up that it is in.. So please (I aint to proud to beg lol) someone help me...
     



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  2. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I am not sure if I can help but let me ask a few questions maybe it will get you closer.
    When you try setting up your mail to sync is there a limit on how many you can do?
    If not do you just put in your account info and passsword and it errors?
    What is the error.
     
  3. J6Remy

    J6Remy Android Enthusiast
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    Actually, I just was able to add the account using this ..


    "This does not require Yahoo! Plus Mail, the paid service of Yahoo! mail.

    1. From the home screen, pull up the applications tab (at the bottom of the screen)
    2. Touch Email
    3. Touch Manual Setup at the bottom left corner
    - Select the IMAP option
    4. In the incoming server settings, enter the details as follows:
    Username: XXXX@yahoo.com (enter your complete yahoo email address)
    Password: enter your yahoo password
    IMAP Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Port: 143
    Security Type: None
    IMAP Path Prefix: leave blank
    5. Touch next to continue to SMTP Server Settings and enter the details as follows:
    SMTP: smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
    Port: 587
    Security Type: None (Checkmark
     
  4. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

     
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  7. J6Remy

    J6Remy Android Enthusiast
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    Meaning I have to open the mail app and click refresh..
     
  8. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I get what your saying, so it isnt like gmail with its sync.

    Sorry I dont know how to change that.
    I dont have that phone yet I have the optimus M.

    When I first turned on the phone I had the option to add accounts, I have gmail so that is what I used, but I wonder if you put a yahoo account there would it work?
    The next and only other option I could think of would be to link your gmail to your yahoo, through the gmail control panel it would then forword your yahoo to gmail telling you you have mail or something like that.
    Then that should in theory give you instant notification to check your yahoo.
     
  9. J6Remy

    J6Remy Android Enthusiast
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    I get what your saying..So do think I should "link" all my accounts to my gmail acount...Come to think about it.. I haven't had an email notification from gmail either..lol well then..:thinking: all the notifications are ON? Dont know why Im not getting any of my emails on time..Damn..lol
     
  10. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    there is an option to keep it synced maybe it got turned off.
    I keep mine turned off unless or until I need it because it drains my battery faster.
     
  11. J6Remy

    J6Remy Android Enthusiast
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    Do you think you could explain that a little better..Its really starting to bug me lol
     
  12. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Sure if you press menu go into settings then go to accounts & sync it says background data, with check box make sure its checked,
    Then it says Auto-sync and that needs to be checked to keep it synced that is the one I turn off when I dont need it.
    and last under it it says manage accounts and shows my gmail and at the moment says sync is OFF.

    Oh just fyi I have a power control widget that is stock nothing I downloaded, it gives me wifi, bluetooth, gps, sync and screen brightness all on one easy to use panel so I dont need to go looking for them.
    long press of my screen widgets power control.
     
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  13. J6Remy

    J6Remy Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks a million buddy..I discovered the power control widget..and basically forwarded my account to my gmail..and! it gave me the option to be able to send emails from gmail using my other accounts!!!:D
     
  14. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Good deal.:D
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Prevail release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 2MP camera, GB RAM, MSM7627-3 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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