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  1. granitemon

    granitemon Member

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    I've been using the yahoo mail app for a while now, and have run into my first problem. Moto droid non rooted, running frg22d. For some reason, when I get a message from gmail, I get about 40 lines of code/gibberish. I noticed this on about 5 emails today, so I reinstalled the app.

    The messages that were screwed up, are now fixed.

    But, as I received more gmails, the jibberish thing started again. The old emails remained fixed though.

    What I've found is that if I want to see messages properly, I have to either reinstall, or do the "remove account" essentially signing out then back in.

    I've not seen any other posts, or anything that indicates it is a known issue. I'm guessing its a brand new malfunction, and people will begin to notice.

    So if anyone is using the yahoo app, let me know what happens if you get a gmail.
     
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    I have noticed the same thing lately, not just gmail email, but others including yahoo. also sometimes I don't get my alert for new emails, and I can't save a photo sent as an attachment. I think the yahoo app needs an update, or I need an app that I can use my yahoo account, but it works right.
     
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    I've isolated the jibberish thing down to the preview box. If you still want to use the preview, the message comes through ok, you just need to scroll past the crap to see it.

    As for notification I'm not sure. I check manually to save battery.

    And ill also look into the attatchment thing.
     
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    Also, whether its a pic or a document attatchment, when you click on it it loads. It is automatically saved in the yahoo cache. Get astro file viewer, and you can then move the attatchments to the desired location.
     
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    I too am seeing the gibberish-- very annoying. One workaround is to hit Reply and read it as a quoted message.

    Also regarding notifications-- for me (Droid 1 with rooted FRG22D) they seem to fail after a reboot, until I open the app the first time. After that, seems to be reliable.
     
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    Yeah, that method worked for me also. Couple other things though, occasionally when trying to attatch a photo it comes up as "file can't be read" or something like that. I have found that signing out (remove account) and then back in takes care of that problem. Also, when I get a notification, for example, from this forum, I can't click on the link. Either have to go find it or log into the full yahoo site.

    Lastly, I'm only using this app because moto droid native email and gmail apps suck. Wonder if anyone else has experienced this while using yahoo on the built in email app...
    -if I send you a message, and then look in my sent items folder, for a moment I will see your name as the recipient. But after a while (time varies) all the items in the sent box show my name instead of recipient. Not very handy trying to track down an old email.

    Also found that if I send you a message, and you reply, I can no longer view the original message.

    So, if anyone has suggestions, or instructions on yahoo app, or regular email app, please post em.

    Mark
     
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    I too find Yahoo mail on the built-in app to be fraught with multiple issues which was why I was glad to switch to the Yahoo app, but it seems to be getting worse itself.

    A couple other options-- using Yahoo's mobile email site from the browser is not too bad a user experience although I haven't delved too much into how gracefully it handles folders etc.

    I have not tried some of the highly-rated email clients on the Market such as K-9 or Mail Droid. Any opinions on those?
     
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    I have astro, and I see the photos in the cache. but when I touch the picture I get the same two options I get when I touch the attachment link in the email. to view in astro, or view in gallaery, astro gives a share option but no save.

    I don't know if it was Froyo update or the last yahoo update. but when I first got the phone when I clicked on the link I had the option to view or save.
     
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    This has seemed to fix my jibberish thing as well.
     
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    My notifacation issues seem to be intermitten. I ususally get a email every night form a online store I have purchesed stuff from in the past. every night before be I pulg into the charger. some morings I wake up and the light is fashing. somtimes not. if not If I go to the app it usually works for the rest of the day. usually. I have also noticed my sent folder count never changes. I too would like to know if their is another app that works well with Yahoo.
     
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    Concerning the photo attatchments, sign out and back in. (Just hit "remove account.) When you go back to the startup screen, you'll see all your info is saved, just click "sign in."

    It also helps if you hit the refresh button while on the "folders" page. Your pics should be viewable then.

    As far as k9, I found it to be full of error messages etc... and the droidmail seems to be a copy of the built in app.

    I've also got a shortcut to yahoo mail, but I like to keep this for sending out a message to a developer, or any other time I need to send a message while on a web page.

    Just wish I knew how an app that has not been updated or changed, can develop so many problems. When it was new, it was absolutely perfect for about a month. Also too bad that yahoo WILL NOT respond to emails. And, judging by the importance of email in a smartphone, its amazing no one has created an app that works. Someone could make a ****load of cash on something like that.
     
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    I don't have a problem seeing the attachment. just can't save it.
    Let sat I get a message with a attachment, a picture (pic1.jpg) I touch the attachment link. box pops up and says loading, next box pops up ask to use astro or gallery. select either one. picture pops up. but that is it. Astro gives a share option, but no save. same issue when i go into to yahoo cache, can view but no save. before when you touched the attichment link you had a choice save or view.
     
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