4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2012 9:45 AM by Michael Black
treeangel Level 1 (0 points)

I've disconnected everything but still I get the same response when I try to set up my Yahoo! account thru the mail on the iPad, never a problem for the Hotmail account.

How can this be solved so this (Yahoo!) can be my primary for mail?

iPad, iOS 5.0.1
  • celliott147 Level 4 (1,300 points)

    are you trying to manually enter the mail account, or are you using the setup wizard?

  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,402 points)

    For one thing, there is no such IMAP server as apple.imap.mail.yahoo


    The free yahoo mail is a POP3 account - pop.mail.yahoo.com (port 110)


    Paid Yahoo plus accounts can get IMAP, which would be imap.mail.yahoo.com port=993 and requires SSL (I've never heard of the free accounts offering IMAP).


    http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?locale=en_US&page=content&y=PROD_MAIL_MOBILE&id=S LN3361&impressions=true

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)

    Yes there is when creating a Yahoo account with the Yahoo account preset with the Mail app on a iOS device, which creates the account as an IMAP account. This can be used with a free Yahoo account.

  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,402 points)

    Did not know that set up as IMAP, thanks for the info. 


    To the OP, regardless, if you are using the wizard, you just need your yahoo ID and password.  Even if you were setting it up manually, the IMAP path you entered in this post's header is a non-existant server (.yahoo is not even a domain, and Apple does not have anything to do with yahoo's free mail service).


    P.S. so a little digging indicates they use a redirected mail host specifically for Apple mobile devices - imap.apple.yahoo.com but posts on yahoo indicate the login is completely non-standard and while it works via the iOS email account wizard, people do not seem to be able to get it to work if manually trying to set up yahoo mail under iOS.  Nor does that server address seem to work if used from email clients other than Apple's iOS mail app.