Yahoo Email on Android WTF?

Posted on 2011-04-25
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I bought an HTC Thunderbolt 3 weeks ago. Had no problem at all setting up my 3 different Yahoo Mail accounts on it.

Then 3 days ago I started getting an error about authentication on one of the Yahoo accounts. I went into the settings and re-entered the PW but every time I get "Authentication failed." How is this possible!?! I know the correct PW. I log into Yahoo webmail 10 times a day w/ this PW.

I tried changing the Yahoo PW and tried the new one. Same error. I tried deleting the account on the phone. Tried setting it up from scratch. Still same error. This makes no sense. How can I fix this?
Question by:anuneznyc
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    Expert Comment

    check to see if they changed their logon servers.  They changed the format for webmail, perhaps they also changed the pop/smtp servers as well

    Author Comment

    Good idea. But if this were the case, then all 3 of my Yahoo accounts would be having trouble. 2 of the 3 are working fine.

    Accepted Solution

    So I went into one of the Verizon stores to ask about this problem. They did a hard shutdown (pulling battery out for 30 sec) and reboot and now email is working again.

    Author Closing Comment

    This was the correct solution

    Author Comment

    This was the correct solution

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