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Import contacts to Android Yahoo! Mail app?

Why doesn't the Android Yahoo! Mail app recognise my contacts? I can't for example just type John Smith and have the app pull his email address. It continually says: email address not valid.

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Dec. 19, 2011 at 21:08

CTPAHHIK,
I think we are talking about different things. The OP wants the Yahoo app to access his phone's contacts. Yes, some apps can, but many can't. The Yahoo app is also relatively new. Maybe there will be updates later on? The second part of my reply may have been confusing as it was about the native Android email client, which really isn't that great. And which explains the need for something like a yahoo app in the first place. Lets face it - it's hardly a coincident that the gmail app is much better than the 'other' email client, is it? ;)

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 19, 2011 at 15:27

Google Yahoo Google Yahoo...

Big G doesn't make it easy for non-gmail account holders ;) not (entirely) Yahoo's fault. Compared to other smartphone OSs, Android isn't the best when it comes to email applications for non-G accounts.

But anyhoo - I think when you setup your yahoo account in the Android client, you can sync your phone and sim contacts with Yahoo's servers. Then, you oughta be able to access your contacts via the Y-app. I think. But it's been a while.

Lesson learned? HTC, we need 5 Yahoo phones! :p

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 19, 2011 at 16:57

Would that be Yahoo fault? Aren't they responsible for providing app to sync contacts and email?
I can sync with Facebook and BlackBerry Enterprise, but not with Yahoo?

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 19, 2011 at 21:08

CTPAHHIK,
I think we are talking about different things. The OP wants the Yahoo app to access his phone's contacts. Yes, some apps can, but many can't. The Yahoo app is also relatively new. Maybe there will be updates later on? The second part of my reply may have been confusing as it was about the native Android email client, which really isn't that great. And which explains the need for something like a yahoo app in the first place. Lets face it - it's hardly a coincident that the gmail app is much better than the 'other' email client, is it? ;)

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