Yahoo mail connection failure

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    Out of the blue, I am unable to download my Yahoo mail using the Mail app on my IPad 2. I am getting a "connection to the server failed" message when the app is checking for mail. I have other mail accounts set up in the app, and they are working properly. I'm also now experiencing this on my IPod Touch. The Yahoo accounts had been running trouble free.

    If I log into My Yahoo on either device, I can check my mail ok. I just can't do it from the Mail app. This problem also occurs when connected via 3G, so that eliminates my router from the equation.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Since you see this problem from both your iPad and iPod when using the Mail app on both devices this points to a (temporary?) failure of the service provider's mail server. When you access your mail via a web browser interface that physically connects to a different computer than when you retrieve your mail using the Mail app. How long has the problem persisted for? If it lasts for more than a day or so I would contact the service provider and inform them, though most likely they're aware of the problem. It may be simply a question on site maintenance because it's difficult to see how the problem you're seeing, on two completely independent devices, could be a problem at your end of the link.

    Tim
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    The problem started this evening. As suggested, I will give it some time to see if it goes away. My apologies for posting this in the wrong forum.

    Thanks.
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    This is absolutely the *right* place to post it. It can be difficult to know precisely where these problems lay - so it could easily be at your end of the link. I'm a bit like you - as soon as my email goes down I tend to think it must be a problem at my end and I start changing all my email settings only to find a few hours later that it was the email service provider!!

    Please, stick around the Forum and don't hesitate to post questions or comments. We want this to be a fun and easy-going place. Let us know whether the problem 'resolves itself' or if further work is needed.

    Have fun

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    My Yahoo mail is now working again. It must have been on their end as it just worked like normal today. I was a bit too quick to ask for help- next time I'll sleep on it first. Thanks for the concern.
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    Glad to hear!! I am exactly the same - I always assume the problem is at my end!! Hope to hear from you again.

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    Yahoo Mail works on iPhone, but not on iPad

    I'm another "out of the blue" person where today (since 10:04 a.m. CT) my iPad is not downloading my email. I get the "Cannot Get Mail. The connection to the server failed." message.

    My iPad is running on AT&T mifi and has worked okay until 10:05 a.m.

    However, my Verizon iPhone is downloading Yahoo Mail just fine.

    If I wanted to report it, where would I go? Yahoo? AT&T? Other?

    How long do I wait it out before I try reporting?

    Glad I found this forum! Thanks, Stacey
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    I'm experiencing this issue as well. My Verizon iPhone is working fine, but my wifi ipad2 is suddenly not connecting to Yahoo mail. I've tried just about everything. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you.
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    Yahoo Mail on IPad =0

    Must be something going on with Yahoo because after checking everything I'm having same issue. Started, that I noticed, at about 2:00PM EST on 9.20.2011 and now at 1:20 AM on 9.21 I still have the issue. I can access my mail on the iPad using my browser and I can access it on my iPhone via both my wifi and ATT data stream via the mail app but nothing via the app on my iPad both via wifi or data. Weird but there is comfort knowing it's not just my iPad!!!!!
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    Has anyone had success in getting the Yahoo mail to work once it has stopped?
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    I am having the same problem! I don't get any message -- just a blank screen. It's so frustrating!
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    I am having the same problem. In the Yahoo mail setup, once the password is entered then the "cannot connect with server" appears. I have deleted the account several times but still no success.
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    Glad to know it isn't just me
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    Email won't load

    I was finally able to correct the problem by emptying the cache and then emptying the cookies.
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    How did you do this on your iPad? New to using mine and haven't investigated ally yet. Thank you.
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    Have been getting email on iPod and iPad. Then 3 days ago both stopped working. Not able to connect message.
    It looks for "apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com"
    Also Iam repeatedly asked for password.
    I didd the hard reset, delete and ad new mail acc etc. still no luck!!
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    I have the same issue. Ipad2 gives intermittent will not connect to server messages when checking my yahoo email. A second yahoo mail account on the same machine never has this problem and the mail pushes to my iphone4, macbook and imac with no problems.
    All settings seem to be identical and connect over the same airport.
    I've tried all the reset suggestions to no avail.
    Is there a solution?
    Does yahoo show any interest in finding a fix?
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    Have you changed your Yahoo mail password lately ?

    This was my problem. I logged into my Yahoo mail from another computer and for other reasons changed my password. When I subsequently tried to access on my iPad2, I got the not-very-helpful message "The connection to the server failed". Once I entered the new password in my iPad2 settings, everything was fine.
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    i am from the future, 2014 and am unable to get mail on my ipad. it tells me "cannot get mail connection to server has failed" has anyone figured this out? mail is working on my desktop and ipod touch but not on my ipad which i am using now. nothing since last night. i did remove some contact privileges from cnet and a couple other spam sources. ???
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    yes, just restart computer.

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