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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
    Thread Starter

    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

    Moderator

    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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