July 27, 2013

Setting Up Your Android Email Client With Your Yahoo! Account

I've you're the type of smartphone user who integrates EVERY account possible to your phone's stock apps, I'm sure you've encountered that frustrating attempt to link your email client to Yahoo! so you wouldn't have to download the dedicated Y!Mail app.

I'm not sure if iPhone users also receive this type of error, but for Android users trying to setup the Yahoo! account automatically, chances are you've encountered the "cannot connect to server" error somewhere along the way. Google search results show a myriad of solutions, but there is only one solution that worked for me. It's actually from the Yahoo Mobile Help Center, but for some reason it isn't the top search result.

Soooooo, for your reference (and mine), I'll be reposting the instructions in this entry. Webpage says that it was last updated July 18, 2013.

Adding Yahoo! Mail to an Android devices' Mail client

  1. Press the Menu button on your Android device's Home screen.
  2. Tap Apps.
  3. Tap the Mail app icon.
  4. Tap Other (POP3/IMAP).
  5. Enter your Yahoo! ID and password.
If an error occurs (e.g., "Setup could not finish," etc.):
  1. Tap Manual Setup.
  2. Tap IMAP.
  3. Enter the following server setting information:
    • Incoming server: android.imap.mail.yahoo.com
    • Port #: 993
    • Security type: SSL (accepts all certificates)
    • Outgoing Server: android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    • Security type: SSL (accepts all certificates)
    • Port #: 465
  4. Keep all other settings the same.
  5. Complete the remaining setup process. 

** Just added this detail, para hindi malabo.