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Eric Haase Level 1 (60 points)
i have yahoo mail configured on my iphone (using the iphone's automatic settings for yahoo) and everything has been working fine for awhile. now it seems the phone is not sending emails. it makes the "WHOOSH!" sound and everything but when i look in the SENT folder the messages do not appear. Additionally, the recipients do not receive a message.


iMac G5 1.8
  • PTBoater Level 4 (2,840 points)
    Try logging into your Yahoo account using the web interface and send an email using that. It seems Yahoo's spam protection may be kicking in. By sending an email through the web interface you prove you are a real human, not a spammer. Try that and then go back to your iPhone and try emailing again.
  • Eric Haase Level 1 (60 points)
    Thank you for the suggestion. I tried this before my initial post and again as well and it hasn't resolved the issue. i was able to send one email from the iphone but others seem to get lost in the ether. WHOOSH!

    anyone have any ideas???

  • Coolone3000 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the exact same problem that you are having. I havent had a successfull e-mail send since i first got the phone. The only success that i have had is when i have two different yahoo mail accounts on my iphone and i send a message between the 2 accounts, i'm not sure why this is though?
  • Eric Haase Level 1 (60 points)
    i am still having this issue. after i login to yahoo via web and send a message that way, it seems to work for a bit (sending from iphone does). this is an incredibly sucky workaround and not very practical. what is the deal with this Yahoo crap? I am so disappointed with these email problems. Sending an email from the phone should work EVERY time- this is really sloppy on both Apple and Yahoo's part- didn't someone TEST this thing before shipping it? Seriously.
  • tm300 Level 1 (5 points)
    I am having the same issues! Sometimes my mail sends, sometimes it doesn't. It shows in my Inbox with the checkmark thing which says I replied, but it doesn't show up in my Sent folder, and the people I send the mail to never get it.

    It'd be nice if all my emails get to my recipients. But it's a crap shoot if they get it or not. And what's worse... I don't know if they get it or not (unless I sign into my Hotmail Account via the web and email them and ask them).

    This issue just might be the deciding factor if I'm keeping the phone or not. I REALLY want to keep it, but...
  • Eric Haase Level 1 (60 points)
    there are quite a few people that have had this issue. i have even deleted the account and created it again on the phone. still having the issue. doesnt seem to be an issue using other email accounts (gmail) but those aren't PUSH. Seems to be an issue on Yahoo's part. Anyone have any other ideas on what can be done?
  • soxfantownie Level 1 (0 points)
    Am having same problem. Spent 45 minutes with Apple support via telephone yesterday. They said it is a problem with Yahoo after we went through power cycling, resetting (home+sleep/wake), and re-configuring Yahoo email support (which did solve the problem for about 12 hours).

    See below for a snip from the message I sent to Yahoo support. I'll post the response I get from them, if I get one.


    I am using an iPhone and am having problems sending email. I have tried sending messages from my iPhone using my Yahoo mail account configured through the shortcut on the iphone.

    Yesterday I lost about 10 sent messages - I typed them and hit send (while I had EDGE service) and the iPhone indicated they had been sent, but the items did not show up in my sent items folder (on iPhone and on Yahoo Mail online).

    I contacted Apple support and they walked me through power cycling iPhone, resetting iPhone, and finally re-signing up for Yahoo Mail via the iphone (i.e. setting up Yahoo on the iPhone email client again). This resolved the problem until it began to recur today.

    I have sent several emails from my iPhone, all of which have appeared to send without incident but show up in neither iPhone sent mail folder or online Yahoo sent mail folder. I have used my Gmail account via iPhone without incident or interruption during these periods of time, so I know it is a problem between the iPhone and yahoo mail.
  • Eric Haase Level 1 (60 points)
    please do keep us posted on what you discover. Thanks!
  • nycruza Level 2 (320 points)
    Something I discovered this morning - now Send works!

  • Eric Haase Level 1 (60 points)
    well, my user ID is say for purposes of example monkeys9999 and my email is is this a problem?
  • noseeb13 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the exact same issue. I sent yahoo an email yesterday as well. I think it does have to do with the spam filter for sending mail.
    An easy way of knowing if you message was sent is to check the sent items on the iphone. If your message appears here, it was sent out correctly. If you don't see your message that means it was blocked.

    Right now I am switching between two accounts to send and receive mail. I hope they fix this soon.
  • Eric Haase Level 1 (60 points)
    how is there a spam filter for SENDING mail? to send mail you need the password for the account. no spammer will have this. i must be misunderstanding.

    And yes, because it's IMAP if your message did send properly it will appear in the SENT folder. But it ***** to have to check that everytime I send an email. I guess with Yahoo you get what you pay for! Can't wait til Gmail supports IMAP and push.
  • joelcsf Level 1 (5 points)
    Spammers are always innovating and finding new ways to send email for free.

    One of the more recent additions to their arsenal of tactics is to set up bots which mimic user interaction with a web site so they can send unsolicited email through the web interface.

    Captcha ( goes some way to prevent this, by ensuring that every nth email is sent by a human. This is the spam filter people are referring to.

  • noseeb13 Level 1 (5 points)
    I talked to a yahoo support person and they informed me that the spam check only occurs the first time, and then could occur at random but after a long period of time. I was getting the spam check every time on the web using Firefox. I switched to Explorer and it game me the check the first time and then I was able to send 5 emails without a check. I switched back to Firefox and sent another 5 emails without the check.

    Then I sent 5 emails so far from my iphone, all of which sent correctly and show in my sent folder.

    Could have been a problem using another web browser to start sending messages from I guess?
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