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Cyberslam
06-05-2008, 03:12 PM
I am trying to add Yahoo account on my BIS but everytime i try to add Yahoo account i get the below message:

To add your Yahoo! email account, you must first enable POP (Post Office Protocol) access within Yahoo!. To enable POP access within Yahoo!, click here to open Yahoo!'s support page and follow the instructions. Once you have enabled POP access to your Yahoo! account, return to this page.

>>I want to add a different email account.

>>I have enabled POP access to my Yahoo! email account and want to add it.

If i click on the above link it takes me to the link(Mail (http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/pop/index.html)) which is of no help.

I have tried to add using both ISP internet site and device but no luck. It doesn't even work for hotmail. I am successfully able to add the hotmail account but it doesn't fetch any mails.

Can't we add free yahoo and hotmail accounts on blackberry?



Thanks

JSanders
06-05-2008, 03:17 PM
older Hotmail accounts, yes. The newer hotmail accounts, no. You will need Hotmail Plus for that.

I don't understand your Yahoo mail issue, never seen that error---unless there are yahoo accounts overseas that are not configurable.

Cyberslam
06-06-2008, 03:29 AM
older Hotmail accounts, yes. The newer hotmail accounts, no. You will need Hotmail Plus for that.

I don't understand your Yahoo mail issue, never seen that error---unless there are yahoo accounts overseas that are not configurable.

how old should the hotmail account be?

Is there anyone who can help me with the yahoo issue? I have tried with 2-3 accounts and its the same for all.

Smatty
06-06-2008, 03:59 AM
I'm in no way an expert, but when I first got my pearl I looked at putting my hotmail account through.

It's not a lot of money to upgrade to Hotmail plus, which allows the BB push technology to work - but do you really want all that guff about casino's/viagra/meds etc beeping you at every waking hour due as the account doesn't filter the spam before sending - I didn't :cry:

zerog46
06-06-2008, 07:56 AM
I would search Yahoo's help section, they advertise intigration with BB so they might have a fix somewhere.

JSanders
06-06-2008, 08:21 AM
Some say the Hotmail accounts must be previous year 2000, but even that is not a hard and fast rule, I have heard of some created prior to that which would not cooperate.

davidlleroy
06-06-2008, 11:22 AM
I sync yahoo via BIS. I haven't had any problems. Have you tried calling your carrier and having them walk you through it?

JSanders
06-06-2008, 11:26 AM
Between the several FAQs dealing with this matter, there is very little left for a carrier to do, but that might be what is needed.

How to add / delete email addresses - BlackBerryFAQ (http://blackberryfaq.net/index.php/How_to_add_/_delete_email_addresses)
My Email Stopped Arriving - BlackBerryFAQ (http://blackberryfaq.net/index.php/My_Email_Stopped_Arriving)
How do I resend my service books? - BlackBerryFAQ (http://blackberryfaq.net/index.php/How_do_I_resend_my_service_books%3F)

Varun_thomas
06-06-2008, 01:15 PM
Hotmail has disabled access to getting emails permanently if you have a free account sometime in the last week of may ......

You have to get a paid account (windows live hotmail plus) in order to get POP access...

There is an alternative to just view emails via your browser.... but thats way more data..... do not have time to do a write up for the browser configuration to make hotmail work ...... but go to browser config... enable java script and in general settings there is a javascript check box as well....


Most important is to set emulation mode to pocket pc ... default is blackberry...
You can find this setting for browser in browser> options> browser config

JGBerry
06-06-2008, 01:21 PM
Some say the Hotmail accounts must be previous year 2000, but even that is not a hard and fast rule, I have heard of some created prior to that which would not cooperate.

yep, i've had my hotmail account since 1997 and it was grandfathered in and i can forward and have pop access for free. i just set it to forward to my gmail and not even bother with pop. i receive so much junk in hotmail...gmail's spam filter helps filter that stuff out.

Berry One
06-06-2008, 06:42 PM
Can't we add free yahoo and hotmail accounts on blackberry?

I would suggest you talk to customer support of your carrier, Etisalat.

Don't waste your time trying to add yahoo account to etisalat blackberry. Call the carrier and they may be able to explain it to you.

fossil100
06-10-2008, 02:27 PM
When I try to login to hotmail it does not even let me put in my username or password as if the keys were not workin

Cyberslam
06-10-2008, 03:44 PM
i talked to my customer support of my carrier and they said that yahoo has stopped providing POP service for free accounts from 25 May. I don't know how true it is. I am not even able to use yahoo messenger on blackberry. It was always gives me the error" service not supported"

Germerican
06-10-2008, 03:57 PM
I've heard so many people say that you need a Hotmail Plus account in order to add Hotmail to your BB. Here's my experience...

I've had my main hotmail account since August of 1999 and upgraded to a Plus Account a couple of months back. Added it to my BB without any problem. Then I created a brand new hotmail account and tried to add this one to my BB. Wouldn't work... until...
I added the account in Windows Live Mail.

Once the account was added I was able to add it to my BB without any problems as well.

Now, I'm not sure why I was able to add my main account right away. Could be one of three reasons:

1. Because it was grandfathered.
2. Because it is a Hotmail Plus Account.
3. Because I had it added to Windows Live Mail.

I think it was either reason 1 or 2 (or maybe both).

The new account I created I was only able to add to the BB after adding it to Windows Live Mail.

So, if you have trouble adding your Hotmail account, download Windows Live Mail, add the account there and try again.

rambo47
06-10-2008, 04:10 PM
Some say the Hotmail accounts must be previous year 2000, but even that is not a hard and fast rule, I have heard of some created prior to that which would not cooperate.

Yup. I've had mine (standard free account) since 1998 and it's a no-go on my Blackberry. I get the error message "There was a problem with validation of your account. Please check your settings..."

Germerican
06-10-2008, 04:17 PM
Yup. I've had mine (standard free account) since 1998 and it's a no-go on my Blackberry. I get the error message "There was a problem with validation of your account. Please check your settings..."

Did you by any chance try the approach I mentioned above? I'm wondering if my case was just an isolated incident or if it works for any newly created hotmail email address.

camaro322hp
06-10-2008, 04:49 PM
Hotmail has disabled access to getting emails permanently if you have a free account sometime in the last week of may ......

You have to get a paid account (windows live hotmail plus) in order to get POP access...


not true. i received hotmail from my FREE account today on my BB.

my hotmail account was created in 2000.

rambo47
06-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Did you by any chance try the approach I mentioned above? I'm wondering if my case was just an isolated incident or if it works for any newly created hotmail email address.

I converted from standard Hotmail to Windows Live Hotmail (but still free) a while ago, maybe 6 months. With no premium Hotmail account I don't think I'm going to have any luck with this.

Germerican
06-10-2008, 06:27 PM
I converted from standard Hotmail to Windows Live Hotmail (but still free) a while ago, maybe 6 months. With no premium Hotmail account I don't think I'm going to have any luck with this.

I created a brand new Windows Live Hotmail account about two weeks ago. At first, as mentioned previously, I was unable to add it to my BB. However, once I added it to Windows Live Mail I was able to add it.

To avoid any misunderstanding, Windows Live Mail is an E-Mail Client. See here (http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview). With Microsoft changing the names for their products every five seconds it can be a little confusing.

rambo47
06-10-2008, 07:30 PM
I'm a Mac user. I use Opera to access my Hotmail through the Windows Live portal, Windows Live Home (http://home.live.com/)
A while back MS gave everyone the option of using the new Live portal or sticking with the old Hotmail one. I chose the Live option but had a devil of a time getting past the sign in screen with Safari. Opera did the trick, so now it's my dedicated Hotmail Live app.

Here's a screenshot: http://homepage.mac.com/rseijas/.Pictures/hotmail.jpg
(too big to post or host here)

Germerican
06-10-2008, 07:45 PM
I'm a Mac user. I use Opera to access my Hotmail through the Windows Live portal, Windows Live Home (http://home.live.com/)
A while back MS gave everyone the option of using the new Live portal or sticking with the old Hotmail one. I chose the Live option but had a devil of a time getting past the sign in screen with Safari. Opera did the trick, so now it's my dedicated Hotmail Live app.

Here's a screenshot: http://homepage.mac.com/rseijas/.Pictures/hotmail.jpg
(too big to post or host here)


Got it! ;)

If you want to I can add your hotmail to my Windows Live Mail. This should enable your address for BB. Once this has been done I can delete your address and you should still be able to use it on your device.

Of course I would understand if you didn't want to do that. :D

Andy

Jeff_R
06-10-2008, 08:23 PM
As for Yahoo, they haven't had a free POP access for quite a while, as far as I can tell. They charge $20 a year for Yahoo Mail Plus, which enables POP, ups your mailbox size, etc. I've had my yahoo account for probably 8-10 years, and never had POP access until I paid for Mail Plus.

rambo47
06-10-2008, 09:23 PM
Got it! ;)

If you want to I can add your hotmail to my Windows Live Mail. This should enable your address for BB. Once this has been done I can delete your address and you should still be able to use it on your device.

Of course I would understand if you didn't want to do that. :D

Andy

I appreciate the offer! I don't have anything to hide on my Hotmail account so no worries there. I have an old IBM ThinkPad lying around so I'm downloading Windows Live to that and I'll set up my Hotmail on it. If that doesn't work I may take you up on your kind offer.(y)

Germerican
06-10-2008, 09:28 PM
I appreciate the offer! I don't have anything to hide on my Hotmail account so no worries there. I have an old IBM ThinkPad lying around so I'm downloading Windows Live to that and I'll set up my Hotmail on it. If that doesn't work I may take you up on your kind offer.(y)

Just let me know. Good luck! (y)

rambo47
06-11-2008, 08:51 AM
Well, that did the trick! I installed the Windows Live app on the old ThinkPad, added my free Hotmail account, and BAM! Blackberry setup via the MyTMobile web page went through in 2 seconds. 100% success for me, thank you very much!

Your clarification of what exactly Windows Live consists of was very helpful. I was under the misconception that simply having the new web interface vs. Hotmail Classic was enough. But no, you need the actual Windows Live application, found at Windows Live (http://get.live.com)
Once you install that and enter your Hotmail account address and password, you're done! No premium account, no need to even use the Windows Live app other than to set it up initially. Sweet.

Germerican
06-11-2008, 08:55 AM
Well, that did the trick! I installed the Windows Live app on the old ThinkPad, added my free Hotmail account, and BAM! Blackberry setup via the MyTMobile web page went through in 2 seconds. 100% success for me, thank you very much!

Your clarification of what exactly Windows Live consists of was very helpful. I was under the misconception that simply having the new web interface vs. Hotmail Classic was enough. But no, you need the actual Windows Live application, found at Windows Live (http://get.live.com)
Once you install that and enter your Hotmail account address and password, you're done! No premium account, no need to even use the Windows Live app other than to set it up initially. Sweet.

Told ya! ;-) I'm glad that worked for you.

I figured there might be a misunderstanding as to what Windows Live Mail actually is. As I stated before, with MS changing the names for their apps and services every 5 seconds it is hard to know what's what.

rjw3000
06-11-2008, 03:06 PM
Hotmail has disabled access to getting emails permanently if you have a free account sometime in the last week of may ......

You have to get a paid account (windows live hotmail plus) in order to get POP access...

There is an alternative to just view emails via your browser.... but thats way more data..... do not have time to do a write up for the browser configuration to make hotmail work ...... but go to browser config... enable java script and in general settings there is a javascript check box as well....


Most important is to set emulation mode to pocket pc ... default is blackberry...
You can find this setting for browser in browser> options> browser config

Sounds like you are going to the full hotmail.com site. You just have to go to mobile.live.com and not the regular hotmail.com site to get emails through the Blackberry browser, no settings or changes necessary.

rambo47
06-12-2008, 04:37 PM
Worked for one day, and now no Hotmail makes it to my Blackberry. :( I can go to the MyTmObile web site and log in to access my email accounts and can modify the settings for my Hotmail, no problem. The changes are accepted. So far I only messed with my signature, no other settings, because I just wanted to see if I would get the old error message about "problem with validation..." but no. I have 4 other email accounts on my BIS and they all work great. GMail is instantaneous. Must I leave Windows Live running on a computer to get it back, or is this the loophole MS is rumored to have recently shut down?