Yahoo mail or an outage?
I seem to be having issues receiving my Yahoo mail on my iPhone 4s. All other email accounts are coming through without a problem. I can even update my calendar on Yahoo (web) and see the update on my phone. Any ideas? I don't want to delete the account and run the risk of losing all my calendar entries and contacts.
- 06-27-2012, 01:42 PM #2
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Just Me, D
- 06-27-2012, 02:50 PM #10
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Try rebooting your iPhone (press the power button & home button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears). After booting to your home screen, try to set up your Yahoo! account again. Your calendar entries and mail messages should be intact on Yahoo's servers and once your iPhone is configured to Yahoo! those items will sync to your device.
Just Me, D
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- 06-27-2012, 05:35 PM #16iMore Beginner
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My Yahoo mail has not been pushing for more than a month. This is the second time this year that it's happened for a prolonged period. Yahoo admits it's their problem and seem to be completely powerless to fix it. I've switched to Gmail and am now forwarding my Yahoo mail there, and will eventually delete the Yahoo account completely; an account I've had since 1997. This is a problem that is not exclusive to one provider, and not exclusive to just the iPhone. I've just given up - they are clearly no longer going to be reliable, and I need reliability in my email provider.
There are multiple threads on the Apple community pages, as well as this at Yahoo: Mail Help Community
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- 06-27-2012, 07:11 PM #18iMore Beginner
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Yes, it does seem to affect some people and not others - my husband's yahoo mail has not been affected while mine has, twice this year alone. Late last year, he had the same issue and I didn't. I've just decided that it's not worth the hassle any longer, and reluctantly switched to Gmail.
- 06-27-2012, 07:41 PM #19
I had issues with Yahoo going way back to Sept/Oct when i was still on a bb. When i switched to my 4S in Nov & put my Yahoo mail on it, it was still finicky. After a month of dealing with it working, or not working rather, i deleted it off my phone completely!! glad to be rid of it honestly!!
Sounds like Yahoo is having issues. After deleting the account 5+ hours ago, my calendar loaded first and just now the contact list came back online. Still no mail or notes. Thank for the heads up Tim. I hope this resolves soon.
LyndaP, I'm seriously considering a change to Google. But I don't know if that would be anymore reliable than Yahoo.
I had no problems for quite sometime until last night when mail updated for the last time at 12:49 a.m.
Time to go back to cave man days and use a pencil and calendar - LOL! I will keep everyone post if/when mail returns. BTW, even a problem on my iPad, so I'm assuming this a Yahoo issue.
- 06-27-2012, 10:51 PM #21
It's not an iPhone problem, it's a Yahoo problem. I don't have an iPhone, but my Yahoo mail is slow to arrive on my smartphone and in Outlook on my PC. I switched to Gmail as my primary email account.
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Even stranger, I can send an email from my Yahoo account on the iPhone and iPad and receive it on my gmail account.
I looked into forwarding, but I have to have Yahoo Plus in order to get that feature. I'm not sure I want to waste $20 on Yahoo that hasn't been serving many of us very well as of late.
- 06-28-2012, 09:35 AM #24
I agree. This is nuts. I get the port time error and then I also get a username and password aren't correct error as well. I can send, some of my things are synching up, and but no mail.
This is beyond weird and leaving me very unsure what to do.
I hate to say this, but I do live by my iPhone. My mail, contacts, notes, and calendar keep me going. But I can't afford to stay with Yahoo and their unreliable service. I'm really at a loss. Is there someone at Yahoo I can contact? Thought I'd ask.
I'm so perplexed right now.