1. ragirl's Avatar
    Hi all,

    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.

    TIA!
    06-27-2012 02:33 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    just tested mine and it worked like usual - Ymail
    06-27-2012 02:42 PM
  3. ragirl's Avatar
    Any recommendations?
    06-27-2012 02:45 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    within your settings see if you have it setup as Push

    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Advanced > (desired email account) > Select Schedule > Push
    06-27-2012 02:53 PM
  5. ragirl's Avatar
    I did that early this morning when I saw mail wasn't coming through. No go. I'm getting ready to delete and re-add.
    06-27-2012 03:03 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    that was my second suggestion. however, deleting and adding back is a very easy process

    let us know how it goes..
    06-27-2012 03:07 PM
  7. ragirl's Avatar
    I deleted the account and it will not go back on. My contacts, calendar, etc are all hosed. I get the following message:

    "apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com on port 993 timed out".

    Please help.
    06-27-2012 03:38 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    which device and OS are you using?
    06-27-2012 03:43 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I deleted the account and it will not go back on. My contacts, calendar, etc are all hosed. I get the following message:

    "apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com on port 993 timed out".

    Please help.
    After reading your message, I deleted the Yahoo! email account from my iPhone 4S and then set it up again without a problem. All of the messages and folders associated with my Yahoo! account were present so I don't know what to tell you except to try again.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    06-27-2012 03:46 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Also, if you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, disconnect from it and then try setting up your Yahoo! account.

    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    06-27-2012 03:50 PM
  11. ragirl's Avatar
    Not connected to wifi. On AT&T 4G with most bars.

    Running iOS 5.1.1 I don't know what is up, but this is strange and quite frustrating.

    Thank you all.
    06-27-2012 03:51 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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
    (iPhone 4S)
    06-27-2012 03:58 PM
  13. BLiNK's Avatar
    I deleted the account and it will not go back on. My contacts, calendar, etc are all hosed. I get the following message:

    "apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com on port 993 timed out".

    Please help.
    weird. i've never seen a message like this before
    06-27-2012 04:00 PM
  14. Timhewitt's Avatar
    It's a problem at yahoo. They say it will be resolved by the end of the day
    06-27-2012 04:51 PM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    thanks, Tim
    06-27-2012 05:48 PM
  16. LyndaP's Avatar
    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
    06-27-2012 06:35 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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
    I'm assuming it's sporadic because my Yahoo! mail is still pushed to my device. Hopefully, for those who are affected, the problem gets resolved quickly.


    Just Me, D
    (iPhone 4S)
    06-27-2012 07:04 PM
  18. LyndaP's Avatar
    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 08:11 PM
  19. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    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!!
    06-27-2012 08:41 PM
  20. ragirl's Avatar
    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 09:01 PM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    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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    06-27-2012 11:51 PM
  22. ragirl's Avatar
    Good morning all,

    As of 5:17 a.m., Yahoo mail still is not working. Mail and notes have not updated. Can I forward my Yahoo account to Google so I can get my mail?

    Thank you. Guess I'm not alone.
    06-28-2012 07:18 AM
  23. ragirl's Avatar
    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.

    Thoughts?
    06-28-2012 08:38 AM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    this is nuts. i just restored my phone this morning (long story) and my Ymail account works the same as always
    06-28-2012 10:35 AM
  25. ragirl's Avatar
    Blink,

    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.
    06-28-2012 10:38 AM
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