The Complete Guide to Motorola Droid: Tips and Tricks Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of the Simply Droid Complete Guide to Motorola Droid: Tips and Tricks.

Part 1 of the Tips and Tricks

Part 2 of the Tips and Tricks

Part 3 of the Tips and Tricks

For the following tips use the pictures below to help you find certain areas of your Droid phone.

The Applications Tab:

applications_tab

How to set up Yahoo! IMAP email:

–This does not require Yahoo! Plus Mail, the paid service of Yahoo! mail.
1. From the home screen, touch the applications tab (at the bottom of the screen)
2. Touch Email
3. Touch Manual Setup at the bottom left corner

- Select the IMAP option

4. In the incoming server settings, enter the details as follows:
Username: [email protected] (enter your complete yahoo email address)
Password: enter your yahoo password
IMAP Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
Port: 143
Security Type: None
IMAP Path Prefix: leave blank
5. Touch next to continue to SMTP Server Settings and enter the details as follows:
SMTP: smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
Port: 587
Security Type: None (Checkmark “required sign-in”)
Username: [email protected] (enter your complete yahoo email address again)
Password: enter your yahoo email password again
6. Touch Next
7. Fill out your personal information (Name etc.)
–If you are having problems be sure that WiFi is OFF then try again

How to set up Hotmail POP3:

1. From the home screen, touch the applications tab (at the bottom of the screen)
2. Touch Mail
3. Touch Manual Setup at the bottom left corner
4. In the incoming server settings, enter the details as follows:
Username: [email protected] (enter your complete hotmail address)
Password: enter your hotmail password
POP3 server: pop3.live.com
Port: 995
Security type: SSL
5. Touch Next to continue to SMTP Server Settings and enter the details as follows:
SMTP server: smtp.live.com
Port: 587
Security type: TLS
–Check mark “Require sign-in”
Username: [email protected] (enter your complete hotmail address again)
Password: enter your hotmail password again
6. Touch Next
7. Fill out your personal information (Name etc.)
–If you are having problems be sure that WiFi is OFF then try again

How to tether via USB:

Required software:
USB Tether Software: http://www.junefabrics.com/android/index.php

USB Driver: Motorola USB Driver

Disclaimer: Please read your terms of agreement with your wireless provider prior to tethering your phone.

1. Install the PDANet software from June Fabris (see above). It will install the USB driver, if not, use the USB driver link above to install.
2. Connect your phone to the compuer via the USB cable
3. Launch the PDANet software on your phone from the applications tab
4. Click on “Turn PdaNet On”
5. On your PC go to the taskbar, right click the PDANet software and select Connect

See the other parts of the Tips and Tricks here:

Part 1 of the Tips and Tricks

Part 2 of the Tips and Tricks

Part 3 of the Tips and Tricks

7. Fill out your personal information (Name etc.)
–If you are having problems be sure that WiFi is OFF then try again

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  1. Michelle says:

    I don’t understand this…

  2. Pat says:

    Thanks for the awesome post, it helped me out a lot.

  3. Chrissy says:

    Helped me out a bunch, great post!

  4. Ian says:

    Awesome Post.

  5. Leila says:

    I am having this PRECISE problem – I had my first Droid for 3 weeks and set up my yahoo email with no problems. Received my replacement Droid in the mail and it will NOT go through the yahoo mail setup! Wi-Fi is off and it won’t work…restarted my phone and it wont work. Help! I need my yahoo mail!

  6. audrey says:

    Don’t listen to yahoo/verizon about the need to upgrade your yahoo account. I have an upgraded account (hated the ads) and I am having the same problems as everyone else. Don’t pay for the upgrade unless you want some of those features.

    Has anyone actually had better luck keeping an upgraded yahoo account installed (imap’d) on the moto droid?

    I have 7 days before I have to make the dreaded keep/return decision and this is a showstopper for me.

  7. Wilfred says:

    Great site, thanks for the information.

  8. Nate says:

    Great post, I’d Digg this.

  9. Andrew says:

    Helped me out a bunch, great post!

  10. Danny says:

    I have had my Motorola Droid for about 2 weeks and I use AT&T/Yahoo as my primary email account. In the last few days I started getting duplicate emails and I was unable to send emails with the AT&T account. I was getting “Connection Error” when trying to send emails. I made sure WiFi was disabled, deleted the AT&T/Yahoo account then setup it up again. Now I can send and receive emails. I think the problem may have started when I had WiFi on and tried to send an email

  11. Todd Eubanks says:

    I have DSL Thru Att, I use the email Account associated with att, When I set it up on my Droid phone, it would recieve but not send, ( error Conection), I talked to both ATT and verizion. ATT Didnt want to help at all, Verizion jumped thru hopps tring to help, we Discovered we could set up a Free yahoo Acount , Send and Recieve with no problems. I also could send and recieve with a google gmail Account. But with my yahho/att account I always get an error when sending. also as soon as try to send from the phone I also get email from ATT stating error 553 saying that i have to verify my email before I can send, but when i try to verify the email with my phone , it says: its already verified, The problems seems to be with ATT/yahoo. they have some kind of block preventing people from using email Account from mutiple devices.
    Att Would not help me…. Jerks

  12. Todd Eubanks says:

    2 nd Try I deleted the account from my Phone, created a ne account with the following settings

    pop.att.yahoo.com ” yes I left off the 3″

    Security SSL
    Port 995

    smtp.att.yahoo.com
    Security SSL
    Port 465

    Everything worked great,,,maybe they are not jerks

  13. Carlos says:

    How do I get to my IM’s? I have a few but not sure how to get to them. I can send though

  14. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the steps to set up yahoo email on my eris. It worked great!

  15. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the info on getting my yahoo email linked up! Was really bummed out to not be able to get it synced :)

  16. butterfli4201 says:

    OMG thank you so much for this I had to replace my eris a week ago and I couldnt remember how to set up yahoo again and it was driving me nuts! you are a life saver. I do have to say that once i got all the info entered correctly and hit next on the last screen a thing popped up saying that it could not connect to the server i hit continue anyway and it still set up. thanks again!!

  17. dett6799 says:

    I was really disappointed when I heard I wasn’t going to get my yahoo reminders. Ta-Da!!! After 16 tries I finally got it. Well worth it.

  18. Kristi says:

    YEAH! Got the yahoo email to work as well! Superfantastic! Thanks!

  19. astanova says:

    This one worked for the ATT yahoo via DSL
    Tip
    type in the full e-mail address for the username
    also
    type in the smtp when you type the smtp.att.yahoo.com (i was leaving it off and kept getting an error)

  20. lt622 says:

    how do i remove app links from the home screen without deleteing the app?

  21. jon says:

    hold it and drag to the application tab

  22. Andrew says:

    Is there an easy way to set up your att.com mail account to your mail icon

  23. taytay says:

    sweet thank you so much! finally got my yahoo mail account set up on my htc eris.

  24. chris says:

    thank you for the info, I went to the version dealer to get this done and he could not do it and nether could their help support, this was easy to follow and work out
    thanks again.

  25. Doug says:

    These are really good…now if somebody could only figure out a way to have the Droid recognize that email is in my Junk Folder and not sync it – I would be thrilled!

  26. Doug says:

    These tips are really helpful. Now if somebody could just figure out how I can have mail in my Junk folder not go to my Droid I would be thrilled!

  27. tee says:

    thank you so much…used these settings for my htc wildfire

  28. Vance says:

    Has anyone figured out to delete multiple emails, texts etc. Say I wish to empty my entire deleted email folder at once instead of one at a time.

  29. Rita says:

    I have had my droid for a little over a month and i can't send or play videos that r sent to me. Can anyone please help me figure out what i need to do? Thanks, Rita

  30. guest says:

    thank you for this

  31. N Alex_C says:

    It says Unable to open connection to server after i set up the outgoing server settings, I've looked over what i've typed over and over again and it's all word for word what you said to type (other then user and pass of course)

  32. Radmateo says:

    The settings for yahoo works for me. using wifi also. Thanks

  33. Redmanhill2000 says:

    How do you recover something you accidentally sent to your trash on your Droid 2??

  34. Deadon98 says:

    How do you put all your alarms, notifications sounds, ringtones, etc. (Except my actual music which is never an alert sound) into a file so that the volume can be adjusted easily?

    I have used a couple sound/profile managers but unless you know this one is an MP3 files and that one falls under ringtones; the phone is all over the ‘volume board’.

    Either I can’t hear an calendar notification or they go off at 5:00 am and wake up the whole house.

    Some stuff was on my phone so its always in my Android options for that particular notification sound. However, some also came from Zedge, and I also put some sounds from a Blackberry program I bought a couple years ago called RCP Ringtones.

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