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    Default Cannot Add Yahoo Mail Account

    After I type in my email address and password if keeps saying login to the account failed please try again
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    I kept having the same issue so I installed the yahoo mail app from the android store. Don't know ow what's going on with the native yahoo email app.
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    I do not like the yahoo mail app
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    It may be your network? When I'm home, or on 3G, I'm fine. However, there are some networks I log in to which throw off my Yahoo mail (only) for some reason.
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    Has nothing to do with the network it does not work no matter on wi fi or 3g
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    Im thinking its a Yahoo problem. Im having the same issue on Verizon with both my Droid X2 and my husbands Droid 3. Been going on for several weeks.
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    i know how to fix it. access your incoming and outgoing servers and change them manually.. let me know if you need to know what to change the settings to. its easy
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    Please share the settings. I've been having this same problem. After about 20 emails with Yahoo! "support" staff (support in air quotes), I've got absolutely nowhere.

    Like another poster, I, too, do not want to use the Yahoo! Mail app; I prefer the built-in Android "Add Accounts" function.

    Thanks.

    Randal


    Quote Originally Posted by tombufton12 View Post
    i know how to fix it. access your incoming and outgoing servers and change them manually.. let me know if you need to know what to change the settings to. its easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by tombufton12 View Post
    i know how to fix it. access your incoming and outgoing servers and change them manually.. let me know if you need to know what to change the settings to. its easy
    Well yeah, let us in on the secret.
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    From one of the managers in the Motorola Support Forums:

    Source: https://forums.motorola.com/posts/9d...tart=1&stop=15

    posted April 20, 2012 by Mark (Forums Manager)

    For the time being manually configure your Yahoo account with these settings.

    Menu > My Accounts/Accounts > Add Account > Email

    Enter Email address and password and uncheck Automatically Configure Account > Next

    General Settings

    Account Name: Your Choice
    Real Name: Name you want on outgoing messages
    Email Address: your email address


    Incoming Server
    Switch to IMAP
    Server: android.imap.mail.yahoo.com

    Outgoing Server
    SMTP Server: android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com

    Advanced Settings
    Authentication type: Auto

    Other Settings
    Number of messages to sync: Your choice

    Any other settings not mentioned, leave as they are.

    Mark
    Support Forums Manager




    Quote Originally Posted by tombufton12 View Post
    i know how to fix it. access your incoming and outgoing servers and change them manually.. let me know if you need to know what to change the settings to. its easy
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    Can anybody help? I was having a login issue and tried the above suggestion. I tried the above but it appear as if it was working and got some of the emails but then stopped working. I get a connection error with a statement that says "The following error has prevented a successful connection: Unable to connect to android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com"
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    Mark, Forum's Manger:

    I followed your directions, but still can't sync Yahoo Mail. Any further ideas? Thanks for helping this Newbee!
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    Manually set up incoming/outgoing mail servers and port numbers, under advanced as:

    Incoming Server - imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Outgoing Server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    Incoming Port - 993 (requires SSL)
    Outgoing Port - 465 (requires SSL/TLS)

    Source: help.yahoo.com

    Setting up IMAP on your mobile device | Yahoo! Mobile Help
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    Directions from Motorola Photon 4G Web Link

    Basics "Adding an Email Account" for those that may need it or don't know for Motorola Photon:

    https://motorola-global-portal.custh...Zk9vVERmWms%3D

    How can I set up my email account?

    Follow the steps listed below to set up your personal email account or Exchange (corporate sync) email accounts.
    If for any reason, your email account is not listed here, or you are having problems with your email account, please contact your email provider for assistance.

    Adding an Email Account

    "Press , tap Accounts.
    Tap Add Account
    Tap Email
    Enter the username and password. Some of the more popular email accounts will be able to set up automatically.
    If you are unsuccessful with setting up your account automatically, deselect automatically configure account by removing the checkmark. Use the chart listed below for the more popular email settings.
    Tap Next.
    Tap Incoming.
    Enter the appropriate information.
    Tap Outgoing.
    Enter the appropriate information.
    Tap Ok.
    Tap OK.

    During the connection, you may be asked to complete a manual set-up if your email provider is not recognized, your email address/password is incorrect, or if your email provider has restrictions on mobile email set-up.

    Please check with your email provider to obtain any of that detail.

    You will need your password, login name, POP3 or IMAP port, and server settings to complete a Manual set-up.

    If you have this information ready, proceed to next section regarding Manual setup.

    We have listed a chart of manual settings for some POP3/IMAP email providers at the bottom of this FAQ."

    Hope that helps with the other above posted info
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    thanks a lot... it worked for me.
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    I have the same problem but only when im on 4g. If im on Wifi, i can add the account no problem. I have Tmobile. Dont know if they have something against Yahoo. Lol
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    Thanks PianoJazz! Following the instructions on your post I have now successfully added my yahoo email account on my Sony Xperia:-)
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    i can't configure my yahoomail account
    with android 2.3.1 verson
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    Quotes from PianoJazz

    "From one of the managers in the Motorola Support Forums:

    Source:

    posted April 20, 2012 by Mark (Forums Manager)

    For the time being manually configure your Yahoo account with these settings.

    Menu > My Accounts/Accounts > Add Account > Email

    Enter Email address and password and uncheck Automatically Configure Account > Next

    General Settings

    Account Name: Your Choice
    Real Name: Name you want on outgoing messages
    Email Address: your email address


    Incoming Server
    Switch to IMAP
    Server: android.imap.mail.yahoo.com

    Outgoing Server
    SMTP Server: android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com

    Advanced Settings
    Authentication type: Auto

    Other Settings
    Number of messages to sync: Your choice

    Any other settings not mentioned, leave as they are.

    Mark
    Support Forums Manager"
    Really thanks alot man, just tried and it work

    Nice Sharing
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    I have a verizon htc phone im trying to connect my yahoo account up on it and its telling me "cannot connect to the mail server to verify your account information authentication failed what does that mean
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    To setup your device mail client, you need to create an app password on Yahoo, in your account Info section (my mobile is a LG3) .
    Sign into Yahoo Mail as you normally do on a Desktop Computer (can not do on a mobile device). Go to (top right). Help then Account Info . Scroll down to Sign- In and Security , Setup your second sign-in verification, click onto. It will bring you back to sign into Mail, go on and sign in, it then will bring you to Set up your sign-in verification. Go down to App passwords. Click onto Generate app password. It will generate your password that you then use as your password on your mobile device mail client. You will only use this password this one time . When entering your app password on your device, all you do is key in your ID/name and the app password, then click next. You then name it and next/done.

    Hope this helps! It took me a while to find this info on Yahoo, hopefully I save you the trouble. Good luck!!

    if there is a way to contact me on here you can do, to get link- new here so not sure..lol
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    It's really simple to add a Yahoo email to your phone you just need to get a app specific password for your phone from your yahoo account.

    To do this just go into your yahoo Account Settings

    and then go to Account Security.

    You will then see Manage App Passwords and there you will create the app password for your mobile device.

    Enter the password that is given to you and like magic yahoo will work on your phone without having to download the yahoo mail app.


    So

    STEP 1 Login to your yahoo using a computer

    STEP 2 Go to Account Settings

    STEP 3 Go to Account Security

    STEP 4 Go to Manage APP Passwords

    STEP 5 Create APP Password

    STEP 6 Use password given to you and enter it on your mobile device

    STEP 7 SUCCESS
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    You rock! I've searched for days for a solution and it has been distracting me to bits! I've joined up this forum just to say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!



    Your message:
    To setup your device mail client, you need to create an app password on Yahoo, in your account Info section (my mobile is a LG3) .
    Sign into Yahoo Mail as you normally do on a Desktop Computer (can not do on a mobile device). Go to (top right). Help then Account Info . Scroll down to Sign- In and Security , Setup your second sign-in verification, click onto. It will bring you back to sign into Mail, go on and sign in, it then will bring you to Set up your sign-in verification. Go down to App passwords. Click onto Generate app password. It will generate your password that you then use as your password on your mobile device mail client. You will only use this password this one time . When entering your app password on your device, all you do is key in your ID/name and the app password, then click next. You then name it and next/done.

    Hope this helps! It took me a while to find this info on Yahoo, hopefully I save you the trouble. Good luck!!

    if there is a way to contact me on here you can do, to get link- new here so not sure..lol
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    Yes, please let me know what settings I should change this to. Its been an ongoing problem with my verizon yahoo account for a long time on my smart phones.
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    june 2016:

    none of the above solutions worked for my mom.

    we got it to work with these steps:

    • on your desktop (or whatever you use to already access your account), mouse over your name (upper right corner)
    • below your name, click "account info"
    • click "account security"
    • enable "Allow apps that use less secure sign in"



    once we did that, we were able to successfully add a yahoo account.
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