Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to Randall Gene Scott)
My provider is Yahoo. I spoke with them and they said this is a well known problem, with the iphone 4 series. It is "being worked on by their technicians" The problem is still ongoing. No one at Apple seems to know that this is a yahoo problem...which could have saved me hours of research!! Guess we just have to wait to see if they resolve the issue....
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2013 5:47 PM (in response to Lintmill)
I looked a little better, now, dispensing with the smartass comments, and here's what I found: The settings on the iPhone/Pad/O/SX are using yahoo settings. Now this information may not do you any good, as my original provider was AT&T who uses Yahoo, and let me keep my email after canning them. But here's the dope:
The incoming server setting WAS: Oops! I deleted the account from the ipad and already changed it on the phone!
But it was something like, maybe, mail.yahoo.com, and I changed it to incoming.att.net, and changed the port from 993 to 995. The other was SMTP.yahoo.com(maybe not exactly), and I changed it to OUTGOING.ATT.NET
In any event, if you have multiple email clients, check the settings and change the ones on your iPhone/Pad/Mac to ones from a device that's working for you.
Hope this helps - I realize it's kinda vague, but at least I'm not blowing smoke.
Don't you just HATE when some well-meaning soul does that?