Many moons ago in 1997 I signed up for my first web-based email account with RocketMail. No-one bats an eyelid about web acquisitions for market share these days, but I was pretty taken aback when Yahoo! took over in October of that year. Fast-forward to mid-2011 and this account is still serving me well, but to avoid the sub-standard Yahoo! Mail app on my Android phone I wanted to configure the native mail app. Here’s how.
I actually tried a trebillion different settings before I found this post which describes it all perfectly – so yes, I’m simply reiterating it. But I’m doing it in text so that it’s indexable.
Email address: email@example.com Username: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: ***
IMAP server: android.imap.mail.yahoo.com Security type: SSL Server port: 993
SMTP server: android.smtp.mail.yahoo.com Security type: SSL Server port: 465
For the record this is working on an HTC Wildfire running Android 2.2.