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Suddenly can't receive emails "connection error"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kevin Vegas, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Kevin Vegas

    Kevin Vegas Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Been sending and receiving emails on my Droid for over a year. Suddenly,
    it stopped receiving emails.
    I re-booted,
    rechecked all the server/port/name/password entries,
    completely removed the email account,
    recreated the account all over again.
    Created the same account on a Droid X (it worked fine)
    Checked the account on my webmail (Works fine)

    I am not sure what else I can do?
    Do i have to reload the android OS?
    Any ideas out there?

    Janet

    UPDATE:
    as an experiment, i went to my phone and set up an account for my husband. He has the same servers, etc everything is identical even the password . the only thing that is different is the first five letters of our user name.
    Annoyingly enough his account works fine on my phone but mine still doesn't!
    What is going on here?
     



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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Try clearing the cache of your eMail app. Sometimes if an email is in the middle of downloading and there is an error of some type the file / data gets truncated, and the app tries to start the same download before moving on to newer email, but cannot get past the truncated file and thus generates an error every time. At least, this is my understanding of the actual error and the process by which it occurs as well as prevents any further email retrieval.

    I'm assuming that you're using the email app, not GMail app, so go to:

    Settings --> Applications --> scroll down to email --> press Clear Cache button (optional - reboot after before trying to use email app again)

    Do not press Clear Data as that will reset your email app, including server name, etc., unless the clearing of cache does not work - then you might need to clear data as well and start from scratch.
     
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  3. Kevin Vegas

    Kevin Vegas Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The Cache clearing did it! Sorry I didn't reply sooner but Thanks so much.
    Janet
     
  4. kaoruinnyc

    kaoruinnyc Lurker

    It saved my life:)
     
  5. moto500

    moto500 Lurker

    tried clearing cache, and then uninstalling, re installing. No luck. any thing else to check?

    Update: In the app store, Yahoo has admitted a problem (there's a shocker) within the push area of the service and says problem is not with the app but the server. So you don't need to keep uninstalling and re installing. All you have to do is wait!
     
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  6. Claywolfish

    Claywolfish Lurker

    Clearing cache is the go. Thanks bud. Can't believe I've had the problem a few times and keep forgetting the fix!
     

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