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  • David3747 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar problem with ios 5 and yahoo mail: no emails from the last month, and no pushing.  I tried San Fran Dave's suggestion and reduced the number of emails to 50, but it didn't work.  Then I did a hard restart, and all of a sudden the missing emails came back and push worked again.  I tried increasing number of emails to 100, but it stopped working again; reducing to 50 and quitting the mail program fixed the problem again.  Hope this helps.

  • NaviGATR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's weird.  Mine has alwasys been on 50 emails.  Sigh.

  • LauraMackie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Im pretty sure that it's either the apple server for the yahoo mail or the yahoo server for the apple mail.  It is just coincidental all these other "fixes".  I've been having this problem long before ios5.  Its so annoying!  I have my google mail connected to my iPad as well and don't have that problem, so that eliminates any setting on the iPad as a fix.

  • amyka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is still not working..any ideals?

  • Jssorc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    World peace :)


    Seriously through I am having the same issue. Tried all the tricks listed here and still no mail. How do we get someone to officially acknowledge this issue? Yahoo is my primary mail account, I need this fixed.

  • monopdt831 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What i have done to circumvent the problem is use safari to open yahoo mail and then saved an icon to theHome screen. This didnt solve any issues. But it does let me see my most up to date emails until the problem is solved. And it works pretty well. Hope this eases some frustration.

  • ThaGirrlz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine stopped working and only worked for half a day. Not pushing again. Worked fine before the upgrade. I don't know what to do.

  • Sirogi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did something that worked for me. YMMV


    moved all the emails that the iphone could not download to a test subfolder in yahoo (using a web interface)

    then moved them back, one at a time, to the inbox, checking that iphone mail app can see the moves.

    by the time I hit the last email, yahoo was having issues opening that one on the server.


    Tried that because I noticed that sending using the iphone mail app was working fine, and it seemed to want to download, but was choking on something. in this case, the last email was preventing the rest from downloading.


    if we assume yahoo servers had a hiccup around that same date (sept 12) and a lot of users had at least one "clog" email, then that would exlpain the collective odd behaviour.


    or I may just have caught a lucky break.


    give it a shot.

  • vande919 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That fixed my the email on my phone.  Thanks!

  • NaviGATR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Holy poop on a stick!  You did it!


    You can actually save some time by going through your mail via the web interface and seeing which ones have trouble loading.  I found about 5 from around mid-September.  Once I deleted them, the rest started pouring into my iPhone and iPad mailbox. 


    Thanks for nothing Yahoo.  You rock Sirogi.

  • ricardojr1178 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thx that did it I was going crazy with this problem. Your method solved the problem. Thank you very much

  • MikVG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It worked!!! Great job and thanks for posting that idea!

  • edgarjv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    wow! this really did work,!! i was about to give up hope, endlessly searchig for answers since i got the ios 5 update.

    (btw the way i did it was i deleted the latest emails i got pushed "from server" which weirdly were all from ebay on sept 22-23 2011. i refreshed and my newest emails aperared! )

  • The Bryan Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    Same thing happened to me.... SOLUTION:


    Go to, click 'forgot my password' and go through the steps to have it reset.


    I don't know if its just a coincidence, but yahoo randomly decided that my passwords (i have 2 yahoo accounts) were invalid.


    Changing the password, and entering it in iphone worked perfect.


    Good Luck

  • Kali-Ma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much! Your idea worked for me. I was cursing iOS 5 for such a major headache--email is such an important function in any iOS device and for it not to work is such a shame.


    What I did was to delete messages (using web mail) around the problematic time period (during which the push seemed to stop working). If other people don't want to do this, then they perhaps can move those messages out of the Inbox and into any other folder.


    Afterwards, my email began to work perfectly. Thanks again! :-)

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