1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

OMG I got Yahoo Mail to work!

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by roguephoenix, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. roguephoenix
    Offline

    roguephoenix New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ok, the only way i go this to work was with k-9 after 3 battery pulls. i don't know exactly why the first two didn't do it but now it seems to be working. i'm crossing my fingers that it keeps on working and not in spurts. so for people who are having problems connecting to yahoo mail via imap, DO NOT USE THE DEFAULT EMAIL APP. go download k-9. i followed the instructions here:

    Motorola Droid - Setting Up Yahoo Mail IMAP | Mobile Technology Deals and Help

    keep doing a battery pull if it doesn't work the first time. eventually it will. it did for me. i'll post an update regarding the stability of the connection. hope this helps someone at least.

    THIS IS SOMETHING TO TRY IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SET UP YAHOO MAIL VIA THE REGULAR APP THAT CAME WITH YOUR DROID. TRY THE NORMAL WAY FIRST BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BY THEKC ON THE POST BELOW.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  2. thekC
    Offline

    thekC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  3. roguephoenix
    Offline

    roguephoenix New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    this is only for people who are having errors with the default mail app. if it worked for you then aren't you special. i hope that post of yours wasn't meant to be sarcastic because it could easily come across as such. because if you didn't know yet, the default email app doesn't seem to want to connect to imap yahoo servers. some can and some can't. this is for people who still get the "username or password incorrect" error even though they follow that guide precisely.
  4. thekC
    Offline

    thekC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    It was a reference, you need to relax.
  5. roguephoenix
    Offline

    roguephoenix New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    which i don't get why because i already referenced a guide. o_O if someone were to follow what you referenced instead, then they'd be back to square one since i also tried that video and it didn't work for me.

    sorry if i jumped there but with all the problems i've had setting up yahoo mail, you have no idea how many sarcastic trolls come out of the woodwork to post something stupid just so they can post something when people are actually frustrated getting something to work.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  6. thekC
    Offline

    thekC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    I'm happy you got it working, most definitely. My point of posting that is for new Droid owners (many joining this site daily for instance), who might come across this thread and think they might HAVE to download this app. You provided your information for a fix for those who might have an issue, I posted for those who might have thought that was the only way to get Yahoo email working. Hence, reference. A little bit of context never hurt anyone. :)
  7. roguephoenix
    Offline

    roguephoenix New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    ah ok. i'll make a change in the post to reflect.
  8. thekC
    Offline

    thekC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    Ah, cool, no worries. Sorry if I came across jerk-ish, it certainly wasn't my intent. I'm glad you got it going (Yahoo), I remember how amped I was when I found the 'fix' I posted here. I hope this helps others that were having the same issue as you. Cheers.
  9. irish23
    Offline

    irish23 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This doesn't work either. Please be patient. I just got my Droid today. And I really need to figure this out. I have two yahoo accounts that are for my work. So any other suggestions?
  10. MonkeyTime
    Offline

    MonkeyTime New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    East Troy, WI
    I got both of my yahoo accounts working on my phone w/out a problem. My wifes phone on the other hand gave me fits. When in doubt, remember you're dealing with a computer. Shut itdown and try again. After that, it worked, just like it did on my phone.

    For the record, those same settings work for ymail too. I found the trick on another forum. You have to set up a regular yahoo adress first to get Android to accept the servers addresses. Then after that address is working, you can go into the account settings and change the UN and PW to your ymail leaving the other settings as-is.
  11. MonkeyTime
    Offline

    MonkeyTime New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    East Troy, WI
    I got both of my yahoo accounts working on my phone w/out a problem. My wifes phone on the other hand gave me fits. When in doubt, remember you're dealing with a computer. Shut itdown and try again. After that, it worked, just like it did on my phone.

    For the record, those same settings work for ymail too. I found the trick on another forum. You have to set up a regular yahoo adress first to get Android to accept the servers addresses. Then after that address is working, you can go into the account settings and change the UN and PW to your ymail leaving the other settings as-is.
  12. roguephoenix
    Offline

    roguephoenix New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    for those who tried to do this with wifi on, turn it off, do battery pulls and make sure it is off before you try to set it up. make sure you are trying to set this up through the k-9 mail application from the app market and not the standard email app that came with your phone. also when you're setting up the email, after you press manual, if you look at your username, the @yahoo.com has been removed, as per the instructions, make sure you put it back. see if that works. mine still works right now. i had it on "check every minute" and had no problems. now i'm going to turn the frequency down to 15.
  13. 10ACTony
    Offline

    10ACTony New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Check your sent messages on the web

    Can you go on the web and look at your sent messages. I have(as well as several others in another thread) have hundreds of copies of the messages I sent from my phone. I suspect this problems is wide spread but I doubt many people look in that folder very often. I just happened to stumble on it a couple days ago. Let us know what you find.
  14. home38er
    Offline

    home38er New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just looked at my Sent mail from the Web access to my Yahoo mail I had one mail listed over 1000 time and others that had over 120 copies of the same sent mail!
    Something is VERY VERY wrong with the DROID and Yahoo.
Search tags for this page
how to set up troy university email on android
,

how to set up troy university email on iphone

,

k9 yahoo mail setup

,
k9 yahoo working
,
mail roguephoenix.org
,
mail work-way.net loc:us
,
troy university android email setup
,
troy university connect iphone to email
,

troy university email on iphone

,
troy university email server
,
troy university email setting for android
,
troy university email setup iphone
,
troy university iphone email
,
troy university set up email on iphone
,
unable to set up yahoo mail account on android