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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ahpook, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. ahpook

    ahpook Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Never had problem before, and not sure what happened. Today, I tried to send a phone pic via email, and came up with this error message on Notification Panel:

    "Unable to send mail."

    "The account setting is incorrect (Yahoo)."

    I press on the actual Notification, and it automatically prompts me to change account settings.

    Edit Account

    Hit Next.

    Incoming Settings
    Protocol > IMAP
    Email address > myname@yahoo.com
    Password > *******
    IMAP server > android.imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Security type > SSL
    Server Port > 993

    Above is my current settings, but I did not change anything.

    I re-entered my yahoo password to see if that's problem, and now get a warning message saying, "Authentication failed. Please verify username/password" but that's my correct username and password for Yahoo.

    Any idea how I can fix?


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  2. DHall15

    DHall15 Newbie

    Same thing happend to me. Turn Wifi off and see if it works (mine did). I am using Yahoo Pop account.
    Anyone have any ideas why this is happening?
  3. DHall15

    DHall15 Newbie

    Just found out what it was, take the android out of the outgoing server
    IMAP server > imap.mail.yahoo.com

    We must of did an update that changed the settings??
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  4. ahpook

    ahpook Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for help, DHall15! Btw, how did get to outgoing email settings? My login doesn't even recognize me now with auto prompt that takes me to incoming settings, so I just get stuck at this point. But I haven't really played with yet, so guessing somewhere in settings?

    Spoke to Verizon CSR Tech, and stated not certain but it was probably a Yahoo issue and they made changes to server on their end. Sounds right, I'm still able to send outgoing email on my Gmail account, just not my Yahoo (so at least I know it's just my Yahoo settings screwy). Stated they do have similar issues with BB and Hotmail updating servers, and sometimes people do fall off map with their email. Not sure if it was some app I downloaded. Honestly, can't imagine what it was with my recent updates and my uneducated guess is it probably was a Yahoo thing.

    He did want me to do a factory reset. Now that's a full proof way of fixing problem, but inconvenient since personally I need to make sure I'm backed up. Gonna play with this later.
  5. DHall15

    DHall15 Newbie

    The settings came up when I clicked on the error. If you go to the in box for your email, hit menu, more, settings and that should get you there.

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