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    Default Yahoo mail issues?

    Recently for no apparent reason, I am getting error messages reporting that Yahoo sign in has failed. I am using stock rom rooted with stock mail app. I know the password is correct and have changed it several times and re-entered it several times and appears correct on the ingoing and outgoing set-up pages. Funny thing is that it appears to repair all by itself and will work flawlessly for a period of time.


    Any ideas or suggetions? I would prefer to continue to use this app.
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    you could always try uninstalling and the reinstalling app.

    if it is working fine, and then goes on the fritz, it makes me think that it could be a problem with the phone or its connection rather than the app.

    if it is even possible with Sprint Galaxy S3, if all else fails and you could try a factory reset, but you'll lose all your data.

    if the phones os was recently updated, it is also possible that the app is not compatible with the phone's os.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbii View Post
    you could always try uninstalling and the reinstalling app.

    if it is working fine, and then goes on the fritz, it makes me think that it could be a problem with the phone or its connection rather than the app.

    if it is even possible with Sprint Galaxy S3, if all else fails and you could try a factory reset, but you'll lose all your data.

    if the phones os was recently updated, it is also possible that the app is not compatible with the phone's os.
    running stock mail app on stock rom, would prefer not to wipe. that would be time consuming. Can someone put up a link to the stock mail app? Iwould definitely try uninstall and reinstall.
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    just curious, and i'll expose my ignorance by asking these questions, but what does it mean by "stock mail app" and "stock rom." is that different than the OS that was installed when you got your phone? and this is also kind of a dumb question, but doesn't the Sprint Galaxy S3 have an app store where you can download the official Yahoo Mail app.
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    stock means the app and rom (operating system)that came with the phone. I am not talking about the yahoo app or the gmail app. I have three accounts on the email app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devtodi View Post
    stock means the app and rom (operating system)that came with the phone. I am not talking about the yahoo app or the gmail app. I have three accounts on the email app.
    I get it. You are just using the stock email app, and your yahoo account isn't functioning, (but the other two probably are).
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    Does this issue occur usually occur after you log in to that account through a computer or other source?

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    Ithe same thing happens to me. I also had this issue on a EVO 4g LTE so I am not sure if it is the phone or yahoo causes the problem. It did not start happening on my S3 until I had the phone for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devtodi View Post
    running stock mail app on stock rom, would prefer not to wipe. that would be time consuming. Can someone put up a link to the stock mail app? Iwould definitely try uninstall and reinstall.
    Try deleting that one email account from the mail app, and then recreate it. Don't know if that will solve the issue, but it's easy enough to try. Doing this has solved issues with my Exchange account in the past.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    Just had the same thing happen with my account. Happened a few months back too. Talked with their tech support who could not resolve it. It finally just started working on it's own again. Makes me think it's actually a Yahoo issue. Very inconvenient.

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    Yes, definitely a yahoo issue. I get multiple notifications of the same email as well. It's a 'push' problem. I think the error message is really a connectivity quirk.

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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    this is an interesting thread. i am s3 but with verizon. i came in here to just see how sprint was. i no longer can get one of my yahoo accounts either on the s3. it says the same thing. password incorrect. i tried deleting it out and it wont let me do that either. it has to be yahoo or maybe even the s3 because thart account comes up on my samsung tablet and also on my laptop.

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    I'm not having any problem accessing my Yahoo account. I'm using the default mail app on my GS3, on Sprint.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    I have not gotten the sign in failed notification for a couple of days now. I always could access the emails by opening the email app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    I'm not having any problem accessing my Yahoo account. I'm using the default mail app on my GS3, on Sprint.
    Well, I spoke to soon. This afternoon I got the same error. I haven't changed my password at all, and can still access Yahoo from the desktop. Fortunately, I only use Yahoo for registering on commercial websites, so nothing I get on that is likely to be very important. But as close to death as Yahoo is, they really can't afford to alienate any customers. And there doesn't seem to be any way to actually reach a real person at Yahoo to report a problem.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devtodi View Post
    Yes, definitely a yahoo issue. I get multiple notifications of the same email as well. It's a 'push' problem. I think the error message is really a connectivity quirk.

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    Have you tried clearing the cache in the email app itself through the Application Manager? Not quite a factory reset, but it may help.

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    Hello, That solution it is working for Samsung Galaxy S4. I believe that it is working Samsung Galaxy S3 or any other device with android OS

    To set up Yahoo! Mail in Android Mail:

    Tap Manual Setup.
    Tap IMAP.
    Enter the following server setting information:
    Incoming server: android.imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Port #: 993
    Security type: SSL (accepts all certificates)
    Outgoing Server: android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    Port #: 465
    Keep all other settings the same.
    Complete the remaining setup process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devtodi View Post
    Yes, definitely a yahoo issue. I get multiple notifications of the same email as well. It's a 'push' problem. I think the error message is really a connectivity quirk.
    I agree, except it might also be a Sprint problem. But either way, it's not the phone itself, and it's not the Yahoo credentials. It only happens to me when I'm on a data connection, as opposed to a wireless connection. (It doesn't always happen when I'm using data, but when it happens I'm always on data (and it always happens in certain areas, such as the local cardroom, which has 4G).)
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    I just switched to the official Yahoo Mail App rather than use the stock app and it works fine now
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    This is seriously the most annoying issue I've encountered with connecting to Yahoo! Mail from the stock app. It randomly works and doesn't work. Sometimes it even says, "Incorrect user name or password" and still downloads new mail. WTF?! It's completely random, and I've seen issues reported from many different phones and providers, so it's either an issue with the android mail app or with Yahoo Mail, and likely won't ever get resolved. Being in the software industry, I can tell you this type of issue is so low on the list of Yahoo, Samsung, Google and anyone else that might be the cause, that it's not worth any of their time to collaborate and try to fix it.
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    I did have the same issue and even went into a T-Mobile store and was advised to use the Yahoo Mail app, which I hate.

    So, this is what I did to fix the issue.

    1. Go into Mail
    2. click settings
    3. Select your Yahoo Mail
    4. scolled down to incoming server & set the server to imap.mail.yahoo.com (it was orginally set to Samsung.imap.mail.yahoo.com)
    5. outgoing server & set the server to smtp.mail.yahoo.com (it was orginally set to Samsung.smtp.mail.yahoo.com)
    that was it removed the "Samsung." and now NO more prompts asking me to sign in.

    Hope this helps!
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    The same thing has happened to my phone on numerous occasions. But I have been able to narrow the problem down when it happens. Every time I go away from my wifi, the notification will pop up a few minutes later saying sign in failed. I have no answers to this, only the problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Have you tried clearing the cache in the email app itself through the Application Manager? Not quite a factory reset, but it may help.
    This was the solution in my case.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    I've also been having this problem and I've tried all the solutions buy my email keep saying the same thing. It is my yahoo e-mail and it's been going on for a while. It is usually when I go to a different wifi.
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    Default Re: Yahoo mail issues?

    Clearing the app's cache has resolved this for everyone else I've seen. If you've done that, and it still won't work, try clearing data for the app. You'll need to re-enter your userid and password.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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