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Hamlet

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I received my first ever iPhone on Friday. I have the iPhone 5 on the Sprint Network and I set it up on Friday and everything including my Yahoo/Verizon email worked fine. Yesterday, I was unable to receive (or send for that matter) messages. It will tell me "downloading 1 of 4" for example but nothing ever actually downloads. Bascially my Yahoo mailbox is empty on the iPhone. Oddly enough I am also unable to download/send/receive mail on my iPod Touch since yesterday too (although that did manage to download two items this morning but nothing since).

I can't find any infomation on the web about the email service being down.

I added Yahoo email as an app and am using it that way right now and that sends and receives fine and does the email account when I access it on a computer. It's the iPhone Mailbox that can't seem to operate normally. I added my Hotmail account just to see if it can send/receive and it can.

Anybody have any ideas/thoughts/knowledge on this.
 

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You couldn't of added a worst email then a hot mail account for verification. Try using a gmail account. See how that works for you.

I use gmail and have absolutely no problems receiving/sending mail. No special app either.
 

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I'm with Hook in recommending Gmail. It has not failed me as well since using that email account. I have had issues with yahoo more some than hotmail ..two email accounts before going to gmail. I am very pleased with the reliability of gmail and its calendar syncs.
 

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Same here, although I also have hotmail. I use the Exchange version with no problems.

When I started using gmail, you had to have an invite to get an account. That goes back years and it's still the best IMO.
 
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Thank your for the advice on switching emails. That's not what I want to do at the moment.

It turns out my iPhone let me send an email. But I still cannot receive new ones or download existing ones.

Is it normal to not see "Incoming Mail Server" listed under the account? I see "Outgoing Mail Server" - Yahoo!SMTP Server - but I see nothing listed for Incoming.
 

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I have this problem, 2!

Decide to switch to gmail already
 

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