1. blackwaterstout's Avatar
    So I started using my data manager to analyze what apps use the most data. In a 4-day stretch the yahoo app sucked down 180Mb with normal usage. At the same time the gmail app used 2mb. I use both apps daily and during that period I did not send or receive any large unusual emails. Mainly just receive subscription emails.

    The yahoo app seems way excessive. Anyone else ever notice unusually high data usage through that app?

    Are there any good all inclusive email clients worth looking at? I use the stock email client for my works exchange email and I hate it. Looking for something better.
    09-17-2014 06:23 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you tried going into the Yahoo Mail app's settings and looking for the data refresh or sync interval? I seem to recall that you can set it to manual, which means it won't refresh in the background--only when you manually refresh within the app. That ought to prevent it from using up a lot of background data.
    09-17-2014 06:37 PM
  3. blackwaterstout's Avatar
    I tried that but it take me to the android system setting screen. Weird, not sure where to change it in there. Might be a bug with the app.
    09-17-2014 07:20 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Really? That shouldn't happen. Open Yahoo Mail, then swipe in from the left and tap the Settings option. See if you can find refresh or sync interval settings there.
    09-17-2014 07:43 PM
  5. taandroid's Avatar
    I uninstalled the yahoo app, it has tabs other than mail which I don't care about... and that hogs data.

    There are 2 good options
    1. go to yahoo mail url directly in your browser... it redirects to the mobile version of the mail site.... It works almost as well as the native app
    2. you can use the gmail app to add the yahoo email account.... and check yahoo mail from the gmail app...
    04-21-2015 02:17 AM
  6. Knebster's Avatar
    I put the yahoo mail on the gmail app. From time to time, when I open the app it reloads all the emails... it's useing so much data. It seams like the phone doesn't save the messages which i downloaded...
    10-24-2015 03:59 AM

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