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Best way to check Yahoo mail on droid?

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    I just opened a gmail account and can check that using the widget on my phone but how do you guys check your yahoo mail on them?

    i couldnt find a convenient widget that take me to my yahoo mail unfortunately, i had my yahoo account synched with my old phone and it would alert me when i got a new message kind like gmail does with the droid, can i do this for yahoo mail with the droid? is it free?
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    You have an application called "email." In there you can add a yahoo mail account and configure it to notify you every time you receive and email. It was included on the 2.1 update cause Yahoo did not work with 2.0.1. Works fine for me ever since the update.
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    LOL believe it or not i had already set that up with my yahoo account and everything just forgot to put a widget on he screen for it, thanks
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    I have my yahoo mail forwarded to my gmail so I get notifications almost instantly.
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    If you set it up in the Email app you'll get notifications when new email arrives.

    And a note to the OP: if you use the Email app be aware it will NOT work over WiFi.
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    I heard they fixed it with the update but haven't tried it out yet. Are you still getting a ton of copies in your sent box?
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    Hi -- Me = NewB.

    I connected my free Yahoo email with the Email app but get no status bar notifications. I get Gmail notifications. Is this the best it can do?
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    Did you go into the settings and enable notifications?
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    Email Notifications are on by default. I think putting Yahoo email on the Droid is easier with 2.1 -- incoming or outgoing fields are auto populated. Are you using pay Yahoo email?
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    They aren't on by default at least not for me, I had to go into settings and check it off myself. I have the yahoo plus but still ended up forwarding them through my email bcause I got tired of deleting the 5,000 duplicate emails in my sent box every week. The only thing I can suggest is trying a battery pull because you shouldn't be having any issues with notifications
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    Yay! I powered off/on with the button and I'm getting Yahoo notifications with freemail. :icon_ banana:

    If I get duplicates or battery drain I'll try using Gmail forwarding like you do. Thanks!
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    Well, Checking free Yahoo mail with POP3 from Gmail doesn't work.

    Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.

    POP access is limited to Yahoo! Mail Plus subscribers. Please contact Yahoo! Mail's support team for more information.
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    Go into your yahoo mail on your PC and go to the account settings. There is a setting in there to forward mail. You put in your gmail address and your password. You can also go into your gmail and go to the import tab and import all of your yahoo mail that is already in your mailbox and folders. I imported both yahoo mail and aol with no issues.
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    No can do:

    POP & Forwarding



    Upgrade to Mail Plus so you can:
    • download your Yahoo! Mail in an email client, such as Outlook
    • forward your Yahoo! Mail to a different address
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    I never realized you need the mail plus to forward your email from Yahoo. I've had mail plus for a while and didn't know that was one of it's features
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    Yea, see post #12.
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    I guess the mail plus was worth it for me but I can understand people not wanting to pay the money for something that should be included for free
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    Yahoo mail has terrible support on Android. The new update pushed out by Verizon also seems to not work for many people and if you notice they have a litle * next to their pdf release notes saying that it does not work over wifi.

    You can use MailDroid (https://slideme.org/application/maildroid-097-beta) which works for yahoo (and any other provider) and yahoo does work over wifi. IMAP support is there as well, so you don't need a plus account.
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    Anyone have trouble with using llinks in gmail? i get emails with links in them and they are usable in gmail on my desktop however on the phone even though they are purple in color they cannot be clicked?
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    Well, free Yahoo email with 10 minute notify is working for me after power cycle. I can live with that. Thanks again.
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