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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by malakiaso, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. malakiaso

    malakiaso Lurker
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    I've read all the posts on the subject I think. I just got my Droid and love it but I can never get my Yahoo mail to work. I tried all the suggestions and always get wrong username/password.
    My question is does it work or do you need a plus account. Or does it work at all??

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  2. manganos

    manganos Newbie

    You do not need the yahoo (plus) mail account.

    Make sure your WIFI is OFF!

    Imap server - imap.mail.yahoo.com port 143 I believe.

    SMTP Server- smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com port 587 I believe.

    This WILL work if you do this :)
  3. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

  4. JustROLLIN

    JustROLLIN Well-Known Member

    No problem. Its working great on my Droid as well, but apparently many others are still having issues. :(
  5. vry5

    vry5 Newbie

    The IMAP steps worked perfect... until about an hour ago for me, and now it is stopped. I went to the setup screen, and it gives me the username/password error that has been described on the other post.

    I hope this is a short term glitch, and not a pissing contest. I prefer ymail to gmail... but not if I can't get it from my main device anymore.
  6. John Frykman

    John Frykman Newbie

    Auto-forward your yahoo mail to a new gmail account. Set it up on your computer rather than the Droid. In the options for gmail, tell it to leave a copy on the server. On gmail, you can set it so it gives your yahool email as the sender. The net effect is that you can use gmail on your Droid (it is better integrated on the Droid than yahoo will ever be) and keep all your mail in yahoo at the same time.
  7. senoritamas

    senoritamas Lurker


    When I first got my phone, I forwarded my yahoo account to my new gmail account. After following all the instructions posted here to formally sync yahoo to mailbox, it wouldn't work. Spent hours in frustration, guys at store couldn't figure it out either. They told me I'd have to pay for POP account. NOT TRUE!! What worked for me is simply disabling the forward I had on my yahoo to gmail. Then I went back to mailbox manual set up and it worked!!!! FINALLY!!!!! Wahoo Yahoo!
  8. DanSan

    DanSan Android Enthusiast

    my yahoo mail works on and off just randomly..

    theres no way to forward free yahoo email to gmail unless you pay for it... that i could find

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