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Using IMAP with AT&T/Yahoo email

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by rmingee, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. rmingee

    rmingee Well-Known Member
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    I've seen various threads about IMAP settings to use for Yahoo email, but it wasn't clear from most of the posts I read whether it was referring to free Yahoo email or a Yahoo-based account associated with home high speed internet. Some gave parameters not using SSL encryption, and I know that would not work for me, but some used very similar setup to what I currently use on my Palm Pre (which uses an IMAP server with "palm" at the beginning of the name, so I don't know if there's a "secret handshake" between the Pre and the server that disallows access via other devices).

    I have AT&T DSL (swbell domain email) and am strongly considering dumping my Pre for an EVO, but IMAP access to my swbell account is a must-have. I have a gmail account, but I'm pretty well-established with the swbell account, and don't want to deal with auto-forwarding.

    So has anyone successfully set up IMAP access to an AT&T/Yahoo email account? I tried using an IMAP server and parameters I found here through Windows Live Mail, but I keep getting some sort of certificate error claiming my system doesn't support something the server is expecting. I have tried in the past with Thunderbird as well using the palm IMAP server, and never succeeded with that either. So I'm a little hesitant to take the plunge until I have a high level of confidence it'll work. Plus I'm waiting for the Android version of HanDBase anyway, since I use that via Classic on my Pre.

    I don't mind buying an email client if the standard android client doesn't support it. I may do that anyway if there are better ones out there.

    Thanks for any and all insight anyone can provide!

    -- robert

  2. rmingee

    rmingee Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ARGH, sorry, I thought I was in the EVO forum! I'll repost there, and a moderator can feel free to nuke this post. Sigh...

    -- robert
  3. Steven58


    Welcome to Android Forums!! :D

    No need to nuke it. Please let me know if you get your question answered ok. Okay?

  4. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.

    Welcome to the Android Forums!
  5. HTC-Fandroid

    HTC-Fandroid Android Expert

    Hi mate and welcome. :)


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