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How do I set up yahoo mail on an HTC Wildfire?

I’m trying to set up my yahoo mail on my HTC Wildfire, but it’s asking for exchange settings and stuff. Is there an easier way?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Mar. 26, 2011 at 22:49

Odd, I have set up tons of yahoo accounts on many Android phones....
What network are you on? Also: with Yahoo, in order to get your messages pushed to your phone, you need to go to the yahoo mail web page on your PC, log into your Yahoo account, and go to options. Then search for the "pop/forwarding" tab. Enable forwarding and save!
Usually, to set up your yahoo account on a phone's email client, you only need your username (ie. [email protected] or yahoo.co.uk) and your password.
Incoming server is usually pop.mail.yahoo.com (or pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk), and outgoing is smtp.mail.yahoo.com /co.uk - the rest should happen automatically!

Are you sure you have mobile data enabled? (sorry, had to ask ;) )

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2011 at 22:49

Odd, I have set up tons of yahoo accounts on many Android phones....
What network are you on? Also: with Yahoo, in order to get your messages pushed to your phone, you need to go to the yahoo mail web page on your PC, log into your Yahoo account, and go to options. Then search for the "pop/forwarding" tab. Enable forwarding and save!
Usually, to set up your yahoo account on a phone's email client, you only need your username (ie. [email protected] or yahoo.co.uk) and your password.
Incoming server is usually pop.mail.yahoo.com (or pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk), and outgoing is smtp.mail.yahoo.com /co.uk - the rest should happen automatically!

Are you sure you have mobile data enabled? (sorry, had to ask ;) )

johndoors  Mar. 28, 2011 at 16:20

A friend suggested that I download the app, and that seems to have been much easier to set up. Thanks for your help :)

chrispat21  May. 31, 2011 at 07:57

Thanks for this. It was the bit about enabling pop forwarding that was the missing link.

JanSt / MOD  May. 31, 2011 at 12:31

Good :)
Yes, I reckon it's the number one 'issue' with yahoo setup problems (well, not only yahoo...)
I don't understand why, in this age of the smartphone, they do not highlight that on the 'options' page?!

lydiebugs  Aug. 23, 2011 at 19:15

OMG - Ive just spent 3 weeks and the last 30 mins on the phone to Tesco mobile because I just COULDNT set up my yahoo mail on my new HTC - neither could they !! HOWEVER thanks to JanSt Ive finally done it !! YEP it was the allowing POP Forwarding on the mail / options page that did it!!!!!!! Tried to phone tesco back to tell them but they were busy ....probably trying unsuccessfully to set up other peoples yahoo accounts - WHY DONT THEY KNOW ABOUT THIS SORT OF THING ?????
Thankd JanSt whoever you are ! Out of interest do you have an opinion on the Android apps for Yahoo ??!!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 23, 2011 at 19:34

Yes, when I use Android, I use the Yahoo app for my Yahoo account. A bit less convenient than the Android email client, but I get all my online folders etc.... Though in Gingerbread the email client is a bit improved. But a few times I was unable to collect yahoo mail, and the yahoo app saved my butt :)

ayadnaim  May. 11, 2013 at 23:13

But enabling POP/Forwarding also requires Yahoo mail Plus! those who does not have it can not enable POP/Forwarding hence they wo'nt be able to setup their account on android device what to do ? is there any good suggestion??!!

JanSt / MOD  May. 12, 2013 at 12:18

But enabling POP/Forwarding also requires Yahoo mail Plus! those who does not have it can not enable POP/Forwarding hence they wo'nt be able to setup their account on android device what to do ? is there any good suggestion??!!

I have 3 Yahoo accounts, none of them Mail Plus... All are okay for POP forwarding.
Sign into your Yahoo account from a PC browser. Hit the Settings icon in the top-right corner (the cog-symbol), choose "mail options" => New page options panel on the left => POP Forwarding.

mas2kool4u  Jul. 30, 2013 at 00:53

JanSt / MOD - Thanks - I have two accounts with Yahoo and your advice did work at least for one of my accounts. Thank you very much! On my other account it requires Yahoo mail Plus - which I am not about to pay.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 30, 2013 at 14:27

You're welcom. Glad it helped. You could just forward the mail from that second account to the first?

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