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    Question Yahoo.com Authentication Error

    I am having problems accessing emails from yahoo.com. We enter all the information correctly, but get a authentication error message. I want to delete the account and try again, but am not sure if this will delete the yahoo account we access on the laptop.
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    Default Re: Yahoo.com Authentication Error

    Do you mean delete the account, or, remove the account from your phone? If you remove it from your phone, it shouldn't delete the account. If you open your Apps, go to Accounts, long press your yahoo account and select Remove Account, then it should be removed from your phone, not deleted.
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    Thanks! I gave it a try and it is now removed from my phone. I still have an authentication error when I try to put the Yahoo mail account back on. In other words, I can't get Yahoo mail on the X2
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    Found this link with a quick google of "add yahoo account x2." Not sure if it's exactly what you need, or, if it'll help, but, give it a shot.

    https://motorola-global-portal.custh...yahoo-accounts
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    Ive had the same problem. I just downloaded the Yahoo mail app. It works well.
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    i have a problem with the yahoo account on my droid razr. it keeps popping up that my passwrd is incorrect and it the same one i always use. when i put the passwrd in it says: Attention: Invalid credentials. When i try to tap remove account, it shows the same message. i dont know what to do.
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    Default Re: Yahoo.com Authentication Error

    Quote Originally Posted by carolina2012 View Post
    i have a problem with the yahoo account on my droid razr. it keeps popping up that my passwrd is incorrect and it the same one i always use. when i put the passwrd in it says: Attention: Invalid credentials. When i try to tap remove account, it shows the same message. i dont know what to do.
    Is there anyway to clear the data from something in Manage Apps relating to your Yahoo account? That might remove the account. I don't use Yahoo, so, I can't give you more than that suggestion, if that doesn't work I'll see what else I can come up with.
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    Yesterday 03/13/2013 some how there was virus sent from my email to everyone in my contact list
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    change your yahoo password, likely that account was hacked, and phone was not
    if you think your phone was hacked, wipe data, and flash sbf recovery file, wth rsd lite

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    I have had a this same problem occur with my Android email account several times over the past 3 or 4 years.
    I have about 12 different Yahoo email accounts set up on my Droid X and they all work fine.. then out of nowhere I start getting Authentication Error on several of the accounts. The email accounts work fine from a laptop but when I try to access them from my phone they've all of the sudden stopped working. Over a period of days or sometimes weeks, it ends up affecting all of my yahoo mail accounts.
    So, after trying a bunch of different processes, here is what I found works to correct the problem immediately:
    Delete the email account from your phone: Go into Manage Accounts, find the email account that is now working, select it and then select Delete.
    Using a laptop or other computer Log onto the Yahoo email that was not working and then go to Account Info: This is currently found by clicking the little Gear icon on the upper right of the screen. You may be asked to enter your password again
    On the Yahoo Account screen look down the list and find "Manage Apps and Web Site Connections". Click on this.
    On the Apps and Connections screen you should see an entry for "Motoblur", removed this: there should be a remove or delete next to it that you can click on.
    Now save your changes and back out of your Yahoo Account Info and log off of your Yahoo email account
    Now, Go back to your phone and Add back your Yahoo email account, just like you did when you added it the first time.
    Once you complete this process your email on your phone should work again.
    No one has been able to tell me why this happens. Sometimes it's two or three email accounts and sometimes it runs through all of them. Usually after I perform the steps above I'm good for at least 6 months.
    Hope this is helpful to somebody.
    Last edited by BambamNJ; 06-15-2014 at 08:42 AM.

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