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  1. brandonbrummett

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    Have been trying to set up Yahoo! Mail on my new Samsung Galaxy S5. I have tried the automatic setup using the email app and clicking o nthe yahoo account, and it says checking incoming server settings, then authentication failed.

    I have also tried setting it up manually as an IMAP account with the following settings:
    imap.mail.yahoo.com or android.imap.mail.yahoo.com (based on some threads I came across on the net)
    SSL
    Port 993

    and under POP3 as well, but no luck.

    I understand that to get POP3 email to work, you have to pay $19.99/year to Yahoo, but I have read that IMAP should work.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     

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    Are you using the default email app?

    If you've updated your gmail app, you can now add POP3 and imap accounts there. Makes it easy and that's where I have my yahoo mail account setup.

    The settings that work for me are

    username: fullusername@yahoo.com
    Password: ***************
    incoming: imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Port: 993
    Security: SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)

    Outgoing: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    port: 465
    Security: SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)
    Require authentication: YES
    username & PWD same as above.
     
  3. brandonbrummett

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    I am trying with the default. I may try the Gmail app. I can't even get the default app to authenticate to get to the outgoing settings... I've also tried the SSL accept all certificates setting and no luck there either.
     
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    I tried Yahoo's android app and IMO it stinks.

    I am using Blue Mail and a whole lot happier.

    I have the Premium version of Yahoo Mail and have had it for 20+ years. Why? because I have unlimited numbers of throw-a-way email addresses that I assign to each vendor/magazine/softsoap seller, what wants my email address so they can spam me.

    I also have unlimited filters, folders, etc.....

    but, all that aside, install Blue Mail and be done with it. Works just like a desktop application and fast.

    * Blue Mail - Email App - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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    The craziest thing is my wife has a Yahoo account and it synced just fine with the default email app on her S5 with the same settings I am trying to use. Any ideas?
     

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