8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2008 8:33 PM by Neil2
Neil2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
OK, I set-up my existing Yahoo! e-mail account on my iPhone. I didn't get any kind of notification when new mail came in. I expect that's what push is all about, right? I don't think I'm supposed to have to launch the mail app and wait for it to check for new messages over the slow EDGE network constantly all day long. So, I found this post on Mac Forums:

[quote]Here are the steps I used with my existing free yahoo account:

1) on the iphone - main menu-> settings -> mail -> add account -> y! mail -> enter information -> save -> go back to accounts list and select the new account -> advanced -> in the settings (IMAP Path Prefix) enter imap.apple.mail.yahoo.com

2) Make sure the account is on.

3) Sometimes the "push" is within seconds, sometimes it takes a couple minutes. My guess is they're still working on the server from the yahoo side. It's only been active for 5 days, so give it some time.[/quote]

I tried that and my Yahoo! mail still doesn't push. Does anybody have any other suggestions?

By the way, this free Yahoo! account gets a lot of spam. If I upgrade to the Yahoo! Plus e-mail account, will I still be able to get push? Thanks.

PowerMac G5/2x2, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • PTBoater Level 4 Level 4 (2,840 points)
    go back to accounts list and select the new account -> advanced -> in the settings (IMAP Path Prefix) enter imap.apple.mail.yahoo.com


    Why are you doing this step?
  • PTBoater Level 4 Level 4 (2,840 points)
    By the way, this free Yahoo! account gets a lot of spam. If I upgrade to the Yahoo! Plus e-mail account, will I still be able to get push? Thanks.


    Yes, push should work with a Plus account as well, but I am not sure you will get any better spam protection. I know, I tried. I am a big advocate of GMail because of its AMAZING spam filters. But GMail doesnt do push.

    I prefer pull and no spam instead of spam being pushed on me. Personal preference.
  • supermurph Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
    Neil2,

    I just moved my personal email from Cox to Yahoo on June 30 after getting an iPhone and have been doing a lot of tinkering and researching. So, I may be able to help. I've noticed that if I have more than one email account turned on on the iPhone then the "push" doesn't work (i.e., they can be setup, but disabled and it's OK). Also, I am using the Plus account and after 3 weeks have not received one single spam email, not even into the junk folder. So, Yahoo's filters appear to be working great. Lastly, with the Plus account, you can also use POP, so I set that up on my Mac. I'm not positive, but it appeared that if the Mac retreived email using POP, it would mark the email as unread on my iPhone. So, although the message would be there, the number indicator on the Mail icon would disappear.

    As far as your quote . . . I don't understand why you're tinkering with the settings. You should just set it up simply using the Y Mail default on iPhone and it works fine. I've read in a few places that you can't simply put in the apple.imap server in the settings because there is some kind of encryption key being exchanged in the background to limit the imap use to iPhones and setting up an "other" account does not establish this type of connection. So, it won't work.

    Good luck!
  • Neil2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I missed those responses.

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  • Neil2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    PTBoater said:

    "Why are you doing this step?"

    Hello, PTBoater. I did that step because push wasn't working, so I did a search and found a post from somebody who said that adding that IMAP path prefix fixed his push problem.
  • Neil2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Supermurph said:

    "if I have more than one email account turned on on the iPhone then the "push" doesn't work"

    Hello, Supermurph.

    If that's true, it's a bummer. I wish dot Mac would offer push e-mail. I would pay extra for it if it would work even though I have multiple e-mail accounts active on my phone.
  • Michael Pieck1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This post is very interesting and may explain the problem I'm experiencing (no "new" indicator and all mails marked as "read"). If it's true that having the Mac Mail client up (and thus downloading yahoo mail) marks everything as read, that's quite unfortunate. It's not marked as read in the Mail app....
  • Neil2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I forgot about this. It has been a long time now, but the problem ended up resolving itself. I don't remember if it was a firmware upgrade or it just happened as a result of some other work on the back-end by Apple or Yahoo or ATT.