I'm currently using an iPhone 5 with Yahoo email, keeping all messages on the server. I am not using Pop3 and don't want to.

My iPhone 5 works well with Yahoo email but I have many other issues with my iPhone 5 so I'm considering switching to a Windows Phone 8.

However, since I have a high volume of email messages, I'm highly dependent on it working smoothly. I don't have the time to fix things.

Since Yahoo email is not listed as a supported email for the Windows Phone 8 listed on ATT.com, I'm concerned that I may be buying into a lot of issues. I've also read about issues on this blog.

This begs the following questions:

1) Is Yahoo email fully supported on all Windows Phone 8?
2) If so, does it work well in Non Pop3 mode?
3) If there are known issues, what are they?

Thanks, Roger


I'm not using Yahoo! Mail in my phone but just tested for you.

I'm currently using an unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 bought in Brazil. O.S. version is 8.0.10521.155 (also knows as GDR3).

I'm my System Settings, in email+accounts I have an specific option to add an Yahoo! Mail account.

I successfully added it. It uses by default an address the mention IMAP on it. Since it is an automatic configuration I can be sure it is really an IMAP account.

In this link you can see Windows Phone 8 supports Yahoo! Mail but I think it can disabled by region so you need to use the advanced setup to do this.

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    I get the same for a UK Lumia 1020, and a Lumia 800 - it may just be the AT&T website being rubbish / considering Yahoo! not trendy enough for people...
    – Rowland Shaw
    Mar 21 '14 at 7:33

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