Just sent Yahoo! Customer Care another email for an update.
Dear Customer Care,
Another month has gone by since your last email. The issue remains unresolved.
I would like an update on this please. Yahoo! has literally taken months and months on this but still unable to resolve the problem. I have had emails sent back and forth with your colleagues over the course and each time the response is more or less the same -- "Sorry, we will try to fix it as soon as possible; please be patient!" Can someone please explain when can this be resolved for good?
For your information, this problem has been discussed extensively at the following apple forum:
for me i have the same problems with my old iPhone 4S on 5.0.1 and on 5.1.1
Yesterday I received my new iPhone 4S from apple care
i have started with a new iPhone not restore with my backup
same problems push not working
i have try a dummy acount not working for me
do you have the email address of yahoo for send an email?
Just want to say that Yahoo! has yet to reply to my last email.
If you are experiencing problem with your Yahoo! push emails, please log your incident at the following link. You will be prompted to sign in.
I've posted in this topic months ago and it hasn't worked for months. I've contacted them numerous times and just get the runaround. I'm glad I checked this thread because the dummy account is working for me so far. It's completely aggravating. It has absolutely nothing to do with 5.1.x. It wasn't working before I upgraded and still doesn't. I forwarded my mail to @me account and it pushed fine. But then if I want to save emails I have to turn the forwarding off and send them back to my yahoo account. So I'm hoping this dummy account deal fixes it longer than a couple of hours.
Yahoo! replied. The problem remains unresolved and they are still working on it.
They gave me a list of things to check. None of them help. Still, I have appended the reply to the end of this post.
So far what has worked for some of us here appears to be adding a dummy Yahoo! Mail account. It doesn't work for me though.
For those who are new to this thread. I would suggest you to please report your incident to Yahoo! in order to give them more pressure. You can report your incident at
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Thanks for writing to Yahoo! UK & Ireland Customer Care.
On behalf of the Yahoo! Customer Care Team, I would like to apologise
for the delay in answering your email.
I sincerely apologise for the continued difficulties you are
experiencing using Yahoo! Mail, and for you having to take the time to
write in again about the same issue. This problem is a known issue
imposing on other people to, I do regret. Thank you for staying in
Please read over the following link, I hope it helps:
Troubleshooting iPhone mail push
Please let me know if you still need assistance so I can help you
Thanks again for writing to Yahoo! UK & Ireland Customer Care.
Yahoo! UK & Ireland Customer Care
Here's the response I got:
Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Mail.
I understand push notification feature is not working in your Yahoo! Mobile account on your iPhone device. I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. Let me address this for you.
We have received reports that some Yahoo! Mail users are not receiving push notifications on mobile devices.
We would like to reassure you that our engineering team is investigating this issue and we are doing our best to have a resolution in place as soon as possible. At this time, we are unable to offer an estimate as to when this issue will be resolved.
•Please double check your device's settings to ensure that you have Push enabled.
•You can also try removing and re-adding your mail account.
•If you're still not receiving push notifications for newly received mail, please check your devices mail application manually to read your mail.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while our engineering team works to resolve this issue.
Thank you again for contacting Yahoo! Mail.
Yahoo! Customer Care
The dummy account doen't work for me. What has worked is iOS 6, which is not a public release. I hope it keeps on working.
For those who are having Yahoo! push email problem, please log your incident at the following link, if you haven't. We need more people giving them a kick at thier backside to get them to sort the problem out!
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