Well, my Yahoo email is working again, finally

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by elistan, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Yahoo account, but it ends with swbell.net instead of yahoo.com, because ATT (previously SBC, previously SWBell) uses them for their customers' email. Anyway, after the previous iPhone update on August 2, I couldn't send email with that account.

    People reported talking to Apple, Yahoo and ATT, and each company would point the finger at another. I was convinced it was an Apple issue, something related to not realizing that people could have Yahoo accounts that don't have a yahoo.com address. For example, I had to configure the account as "myemail@swbell.net@yahoo.com." I figured that during the Aug 2 update, Apple changed something that broke that workaround. Looks like I was right, because with the 1.1.1 update, the address field for a Yahoo account is free-form, and I can now send email with that account again.

    Not too many people posted up about it, I guess only a few of us still have our old swbell, sbcglobal, etc., accounts. But it's nice that Apple fixed it. I just wish the did it sooner as a separate update, rather than wait to bundle it up with lots of other stuff.
     
  2. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I was having the same problems with my sbcglobal account. I was told by yahoo support the problem was on their end and that they put a fix in place around September 13th. My issue was resolved after that date. I did notice that 1.1.1 finally makes the input field free form so you can remove the @yahoo.com, but my email sending worked before I updated to 1.1.1, and it sitll works now that I've downgrade back to 1.0.2.
     
  3. elistan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah! I stand corrected! I hadn't tried sending email with that account for a while, so didn't realize that. Good to know, thanks!
     
  4. 7racer macrumors regular

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    how did you get it to work prior to 1.1.1?

    I also have sbcglobal and couldn't get it to send. With the 1.1.1 it works again.

    1.1.1 also fixed my BMW issue with the bluetooth cutting out with the wifi turned on. However, the voicemail still won't play thru the speakers.
     
  5. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I just sent another email. I think I may have deleted and re-added the account. But I was doing this nearly daily until yahoo fixed it. Yahoo support told me they were aware of the problem and were planning to put a fix in place soon. I got a reply from them about 7 days after I noticed it was working again.

    Like I said, I'm using 1.0.2 now, and have no issues any longer with my sbcglobal account...other than the unreliable push functions..but that's another story.

    Also, interesting that you were having issues in your BMW. I haven't tried listening to voicemail over the speakers, but I haven't had any other issues in my 05 3 series.
     

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