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iphone238 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 19, 2011 2:51 PM
Hello All,
I have a problem with my iPad and iphone 4 when adding a new email account for yahoo. I tried adding my existing account to my iphone and ipad with no luck I receive a message *(Yahoo! Server Unavailable, Please try again later)* on both units, the funny thing is my email account works fine on the internet. I tried resetting network settings, rebooting the phone and I even called tech support but no go... Has anyone came accross this issue before? I really need some help here.. Would be appreciated.

Both units are up to date on firmware versions

Thanks Andy
IPAD and Iphone 4, iOS 4
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,015 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 12:26 AM (in response to iphone238)
    Hi,

    Try disabling anti virus software and turning off the Firewall on your computer.











    Carolyn
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  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:45 AM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    Try disabling anti virus software and turning off the Firewall on your computer.


    Huh? How would that have any effect on his iPhone and iPad? The problem is on those devices - not on Andy's computer...
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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 3:56 AM (in response to iphone238)
    For POP access to Yahoo you need their Mail Plus account at $19.99 p.a. The free account provides only webmail.
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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,815 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 12:20 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
    Are you sure? I've never paid that and I've not found anyone else that has but I've used it on the iPhone in Mail.

    But they have been having problems lately that will result in that message.
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  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 2:53 PM (in response to deggie)
    Are you sure?


    Well, I've never tried to connect to my (free) Yahoo account through Mail, but it's what their site says.
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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,815 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 4:21 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
    Link please?
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  • ClayG Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
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    Feb 21, 2011 7:57 PM (in response to deggie)
    In most cases, Yahoo does require that you pay for Mail Plus in order to have POP access to your account. The iPhone is an exception, however. Be sure you set it up using the supplied Yahoo account setup on the iPhone and not through the "other account" option. It will actually set it up as an IMAP account that is available only for iPhone users.
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  • jaymeze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 18, 2011 1:25 AM (in response to iphone238)

    Close the mail app on the iphone and go to a computer, sign in to your yahoo mail account and do the verification that it pops up. If there is no such thing that pops up then go back to your iphone and do the following:

     

    1.) Delete the yahoo mail account on your iphone.

    2.) Add mail account using "other" instead of "Yahoo!" and setup as IMAP account.

    3.) Use the following information:

    - username MUST include @yahoo.com at the end

    - incoming server = imap.mail.yahoo.com

    - outgoing server = smtp.mail.yahoo.com

    - always retype your password

     

    Tell me if this solution works or doesn't work. It worked on my girlfriend's iphone4 after 16 hours of reading online and messing with it and a lot of restoring.

  • picas Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Sep 18, 2011 4:28 AM (in response to iphone238)

    Roger is right. Free Yahoo Mail won't work on iPad. I had to set up a Gmail account, and any Yahoo Mail gets redirected to my Gmail account. There are apps that can supposedly allow access to Yahoo Mail, but it never worked for me, and not only that but you had to have the third-party app open to access the Yahoo account.

  • picas Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Sep 18, 2011 4:58 AM (in response to picas)

    Just ignore my post above. I just remembered that Yahoo Mail works fine on iPad, but it can't be used with Snow Leopard.

  • rorodriguez831 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 1, 2011 9:02 AM (in response to jaymeze)

    This worked like a charm thank you...

  • seibertesq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 25, 2011 5:31 PM (in response to jaymeze)

    Wow!   Thanks!   That really helped me after a day of trying everything else!

  • nathanfrommandeville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 1:41 PM (in response to jaymeze)

    Awesome man thanks! 

  • t dunne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to jaymeze)

    I am on Ymail....tried your solution substituting "mail....Ymail.com" and did not work.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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