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    Default Re: Yahoo email not working with Email app

    I am soo done with Yahoo. I've put this off for far too long, but today I'm switching everything over to gmail. It's gonna take a while, but Yahoo just can't make a product that will work consistently over time. I've had the Yahoo Mail App. It conks out eventually, too. That's what led me back to the native android app. Same for Yahoo Pingbox, Pipes and just about every other other Yahoo software. The bottom line is: Yahoo sucks. Why do you think they've gone through so many CEOs in the last 5 years. They suck. Period. I'm done with them. I've used Yahoo mail as my default since high school. And I'm just done with them. If they can't make a decent mail app by now, then forget it. Plus, I'm tired of seeing all those asinine ads. Why should I have to pay to not see dumb ads?!? Gmail has ads, too, but at least they're not so intrusive, and they don't make the actual mail functions stop working, like Yahoo does. Over the yrs, Yahoo mail has gotten worse and worse. It used to be far better than gmail. Remember the old days when gmail sucked? And we all wondered, "When is gmail gonna get better? Why can't Google make a decent mail app?" Well, Google has steadily improved its mail app while Yahoo's has steadily gone into the dumper. I'm just so tired of Yahoo now that I'm going to overcome my inertia and disentangle from it once for all.
  2. #27  

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    And to make matters worse, Yahoo won't even allow you to forward your yahoo emails to another email provider, unless you purchase an upgrade!?!?! I've spent the last hour disentangling, only to find this out. So I have to set up a vacation reply to let people know I won't be using or checking my Yahoo email account regular.

    Yahoo, you're a waste
  3. #28  

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    I also ran into the problem of the stock email app not working with Yahoo Mail unless over wi-fi on my Nexus 4. Tried everything listed above to no avail until I stumbled on this site: https://sites.google.com/site/tmoipv6/lg-mytouch

    Once I changed my T-Mobile APN over to the IPv6 version everything worked fine. Now I'm just waiting to see what apps don't play nice with the newer network.
  4. #29  

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    Mine died today. I tried reestablishing the account and that did nothing - I still got the same invalid message. So I waited and banged against their server every half hour or so. Without changing anything, it suddenly, after a couple of hours of frustration, worked. I suspect it would have worked without deleting and reestablishing the account as well. It seems to just be an intermittent problem that Yahoo isn't that concerned about because they would like you to use their app (the better to monetize you with).
  5. #30  

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    Hi,


    I also have this problem, updated the software on my Galaxy S4 and now I cannot use the email app, to access my Yahoo account. Have deleted the account, cleared the cache etc but it will not set up manually or automatically!!!

    Help please users!!!

    I am on 02 network
  6. #31  

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    I have tried all of the suggestions above and nothing works. My email just stopped working (incorrect user name and password message). I deleted the account, started over and nothing works. I have had this email account for many years and need to keep using it. Other than using the Yahoo battery draining app any other suggestions?
  7. #32  

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicresidue View Post
    My phone doesn't like those settings. No luck Maybe I should just switch everything to gmail. I'm getting pretty fed up with yahoo anyway.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
  8. #33  

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    I had the same problem what I found was the problem was that yahoo has changed
    the password security so if you have a older account with a password that doesn't meet
    the new security yahoo will automatically reject the password even if it is correct .

    Just click forgot password and make a new password and the yahoo account will
    start working again on your mobile.
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  10. #35  

    Talking Re: Yahoo email not working with Email app

    I HAVE THE SOLUTION!
    Sorry for screaming, but I'm just so excited to finally have figured this out.
    Ok, here is what you do:

    1. Log into your yahoo mail via your desktop / laptop.
    2. Click settings in the top right hand corner of your screen while logged into your yahoo email.
    3. Click "Change Password" then choose a password that is exactly 12 characters that has lower case and upper case letters and numbers with no symbols of any kind. If you need help creating a secure password then let a robot do it for you here:
    strongpasswordgenerator (.com) - not trying to spam by placing that url or anything, but that site helped me fix this issue with a good password.

    I believe that the reason why this works, is because when yahoo updated their yahoo android app, they didn't update the code to comply with the new password rules associated with the desktop/laptop based code via yahoo email update that allows for more extensive passwords including more characters and the use of symbols. I could be wrong but to me, that makes the most sense. Hope that helps. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to dance happily down the street as I haven't checked my yahoo email in 2 weeks *starts dancing*
  11. #36  

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    Hi, i have changed user name from small letter to CAPS and it worked. For example aaaa@sky.com to AAAA@sky.com. Checked on my login info on sky yahoo mail page and spotted that user name in caps. After that outgoing smtp worked
  12. #37  

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    Here's the real answer
    goto Yahoo/settings/accounts/edit your account info
    Sign in again
    Goto Sign-in and security/manage your apps passwords/Generate apps password
    Name your android tablet or phone in the box and Generate password
    This will give you a password to enter in the password window when you add an account in your android. Create an account with the yahoo address and enter the password...just click next, dont worry about manual settings. You will have access to the yahoo account and all emails will be downloaded to the email app in the android.
    Believe me, this will work because I too have tried everything else, until I found this.......Mike
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  13. #38  

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    No, yahoo mail for android sucks big time.
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    I had problems with yahoo and stock email. Then I decided to download the official yahoo mail app from Google play store and it has been working great!

    Posted via Android Central App
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    I've encountered sign in problems that happens when I transition off of Wi-Fi to the network...I hope the new email client in 4.4 fixes this

    Posted from my "CrackDroid" Nexus 4 via the Android Central App
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    Very odd because my Yahoo mail was working all day long, until I read this thread! About an hour after reading the thread I started getting the wrong username/password warning. I let it sit for a few hours and now it's working again!?! I didn't change a thing or login to my yahoo account from anywhere else. My password is less than 12 characters and does not have any special characters but does have upper and lower case letters and numbers. I'm not sure what caused or resolved the problem on my phone, but my guess is it's something on yahoo's end.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    -Stay thirsty my friends.
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    I would switch to gmail (have an acct already that I never use) but I got a 3-digit Yahoo address in 1999 that I don't want to give up.
    Just today I learned I can't attach photos to e-mails in Yahoo on my S2. You pull up a photo, touch it, select Send Via, and the 7 choices don't include the Yahoo mail app! Only the stock e-mail app and gmail, as well as snapfish and messaging, and a couple others. Touching E-mail makes it ask to set up an account, only it doesn't recognize my correct Yahoo password.
    Trying to send the photo by opening up Yahoo mail first and composing a message, hitting the paper clip, it asks do you want to browse files or download from dropbox. Files contains a long list of files, one of which is called DCIM and has the photos stored on the phone--but not as thumbnails! They're all a string of numbers followed by .jpg! Completely useless, impossible to send a photo. T-Mobile supervisor just says contact Yahoo. Is there any other way to send photos using the Yahoo mail app that people say works awesome?? Thx --new user
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    On my Samsung Note 2, after I installed the Yahoo Mail App, it shows up in my list of applications for sharing a picture. It appears at the bottom of the list and not in the correct alphabetical order like the rest of the choices but it is there.
    Giffer ~ Note2, Note10.1
  19. #44  

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    I thought I read that Yahoo has been having mail problems for the past 4 days.

    Yahoo Mail exec reportedly jokes users won't leave; users now leaving - latimes.com
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    With Gmail available , why on earth would anyone want to use Yahoo Mail.???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainbob767 View Post
    With Gmail available , why on earth would anyone want to use Yahoo Mail.???????
    Honestly? Because Yahoo Mail is infinitely better than Gmail!
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    This is the real solution to the problem. Thanks for figuring this out for all of us.



    Quote Originally Posted by dream5695 View Post
    Here's the real answer
    goto Yahoo/settings/accounts/edit your account info
    Sign in again
    Goto Sign-in and security/manage your apps passwords/Generate apps password
    Name your android tablet or phone in the box and Generate password
    This will give you a password to enter in the password window when you add an account in your android. Create an account with the yahoo address and enter the password...just click next, dont worry about manual settings. You will have access to the yahoo account and all emails will be downloaded to the email app in the android.
    Believe me, this will work because I too have tried everything else, until I found this.......Mike
  23. #48  

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    Is there a way to set the number of days to sync your yahoo mail to the stock Android email app? I only want to keep about 15 days worth of yahoo mail on my tablet.

    Thanks,

    Rick
  24. #49  

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    Correction: Yahoo email USED to be infinitely better than Gmail. Over the past couple years it's quickly descended into garbage... all culminating with the latest version of their Android app which is just horrible.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by smir_ch View Post
    I am soo done with Yahoo. I've put this off for far too long, but today I'm switching everything over to gmail. It's gonna take a while, but Yahoo just can't make a product that will work consistently over time. I've had the Yahoo Mail App. It conks out eventually, too. That's what led me back to the native android app. Same for Yahoo Pingbox, Pipes and just about every other other Yahoo software. The bottom line is: Yahoo sucks. Why do you think they've gone through so many CEOs in the last 5 years. They suck. Period. I'm done with them. I've used Yahoo mail as my default since high school. And I'm just done with them. If they can't make a decent mail app by now, then forget it. Plus, I'm tired of seeing all those asinine ads. Why should I have to pay to not see dumb ads?!? Gmail has ads, too, but at least they're not so intrusive, and they don't make the actual mail functions stop working, like Yahoo does. Over the yrs, Yahoo mail has gotten worse and worse. It used to be far better than gmail. Remember the old days when gmail sucked? And we all wondered, "When is gmail gonna get better? Why can't Google make a decent mail app?" Well, Google has steadily improved its mail app while Yahoo's has steadily gone into the dumper. I'm just so tired of Yahoo now that I'm going to overcome my inertia and disentangle from it once for all.
    I couldn't agree more.
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    FYI: Email has two services: Sending (which is SMTP) and Receiving (Pop3 or Imap).

    If your App has a wizard to add a new email account, by all means use it.
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