Just got my Incredible and having difficulty setting up Yahoo email accounts. Specifically, I get an "Authentication failed" message even though my username and password are correctly entered. I found an Android Forums (AF) thread on this topic (technically it's about the Hero):
One post in that thread suggested disabling WiFi. I did this, and it worked. But once I re-enable WiFi, I can only send but not receive emails using this account. (This is true even after I reboot the phone, assuming "reboot" means fully power down and back on again.)
Any other suggestions? Other posts in the AF thread recommended:
Any advice is appreciated.
It appears to be a bug, yahoo mail will not work with wifi.
Aha -- thanks. As it turns out, I tried option #3 above: connecting via a POP as opposed to an IMAP server. The workaround I had read about works fine: change your region to Yahoo Asia, then view / implement the POP server information. (Apparently you can then change your Yahoo region back to the U.S. if desired without losing anything.)
Hi, would you mind posting the steps to do this? I don't see where I can change my region? do i need to reset the whole phone? thanks for your help, i really hope to get yahoo mail working, i have 3 email accounts and they are all yahoo, i can't afford to pay $60 to see all of them!!
These directions work for the new-ish Yahoo mail interface; it might be somewhat different if you use the "Classic" interface.
From Yahoo mail, near the upper right-hand side, click Options -> More Options. Then click Accounts, Add or Edit an Account, then Account Information. From the Account Info screen click "Set language, site, time zone." Change your regional site to Yahoo! Asia and save.
Next, go back to mail and again click Options -> More Options. Click POP & Forwarding, then "Set up POP & Forwarding." You'll see a screen that will give you a couple of options. You don't need to have it forward your email to a POP account, but you do need to record the info (incoming/pop and outgoing/smtp server names, ports, security type) shown there.
Next go to the Mail app on your phone and set up a new account. You will want to set it up manually, specify a POP account type, and use the information you recorded from above. Now all should work well -- you should be able to send and receive emails from your yahoo account, regardless of whether you're on a WiFi connection or not.
Finally, it seems that you can go back and reset your region to Yahoo! US without consequence, though I don't know if there's any downside to leaving it Yahoo! Asia.
I found this setup works for me: Incredible and Verizon.
Caveat: Can't have wifi on when using the Mail app. Must have Mobile connection only.
email address: your email address
password: your password
IMAP Server: android.imap.mail.yahoo.com
Server port: 993
Login required: Check this box
username: your user name
SMTP Server: android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Server port: 465
Biggest advantage of having mail set up this way is you can actually add attachments to emails. I could not find a way to do this with Yahoo Mobile Mail.
Again, this works so long as you don't have WIFI enabled when you set up the account or when you wish to SEND emails. Automatic checking and reading of emails is no problem with both WIFI and MOBILE.
Sorry if everyone knows this but me. I didn't see this thread completed in the HTC Incredible forum.....didn't check others.
Thanks to both folks for your instructions! Made the setup very easy on my Inc.
I was having this very same problem and, unfortunately I couldn't get the fix outlined here to work. I did however download the Yahoo Mail App from the Android marketplace. I've only had the app for an hour or two but so far so good. I've been getting notifications, and at least one thing I've noticed that's an advantage of the app vs setting up the Yahoo email account through the Incredible is that I now have access to all of my personal Yahoo email folders...
I tried disabling wifi. Did not work.
For over 3 months my settings were set the same way for incoming and outgoing as explained above. Things did work. The last message I had no problem getting downloaded automatically was dated Aug 5.
As I am learning now (It is always amazing to learn "after-the-fact" how half-truth based money is made in our world today - why can't companies come right forth and tell us that with "wifi" enabled we will not meet your expectations?) all of the "working great" feeling I had for Incredible was actually using the 3G mobile network connectivity.
The good old "reset" troubleshooting worked, however. How, you might ask? Well, I kept the wifi off. Double-checked that it was turned off. Then, I deleted my 3 month old "working great" Yahoo Account settings entirely (In Menu --> More --> Settings --> Delete Account). Then I went back to the in-built HTC Incredible "Mail" app. Added the same account back, and things started working.
I like the notion of getting all my Yahoo! folders displayed (hint hint hint, you fine HTC folks!) so I feel that Yahoo's own mail app for Android might be the lead choice over HTC's in-built feature.
Yahoo! can probably proclaim HTC's error displays are misleading users without merit. The message should not say "Login Failed". It should display "We did not recieve requirement to make it work with wifi turned on, before our phone's launch deadline. We apologize and will work hard to include the fix in our next software version. Thank you for helping perfect ourselves!"
Why don't you just download their app?
I'm guessing the app only displays one yahoo account at a time. I need at least 3. Wish I'd known about this issue going in. Is Google seriously so desperate that they have to make life difficult for Yahoo users?
I just did manual setup and removed the word android from the server name and voila. It worked.
I have 3 , you just have to go into your mail, menu, ...more, new account.
on some accounts yahoo is not working unless you pay for it
I FINALLY got it to work, this is what I did:
Turn off wifi.
Email Address: email@example.com
IMAP server: android.imap.mail.yahoo.com
Security type: SSL
check Login required
SMTP server: android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
and for Ymail users:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this works for everyone else!!!!!!!!!!
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