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"Server Unavailable" error in iOS Mail

This occurs if the "Description" for Yahoo Mail has become corrupt in the native iOS Mail app. Here's how to fix it.

Remove and re-add Yahoo Mail

  1. Remove your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Re-add yourYahoo Mail account and use your full emal address in the "Description" field.

Remove and manually re-add Yahoo Mail

If the issue persists after using the iOS Mail wizard (steps above), you can manually add the Yahoo Mail server info to add your account.

  1. Remove your Yahoo Mail account.
  2. Tap Settings | Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account | Other | Add Mail Account.
  4. Enter your name, email address, email password, and a description, then tap Next.
  5. Select IMAP, enter the Yahoo Mail IMAP settings, then tap Next.
  6. Set "Mail" to On, then tap Save.

  Good to know - Manually adding Yahoo Mail only syncs Mail and Notes. Learn how to sync Yahoo Calendar and Yahoo Contacts.

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