Yahoo email sync with WP7

Discussion in 'Windows Phone 7' started by Hasitha Amarsena, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Hasitha Amarsena

    Hasitha Amarsena New Member

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    I have a yahoo account which needs to configure in my windows phone 7. When I select the default yahoo configuration option by giving the email and password, it doesn't seem to be detecting the account. Instead, its keep on giving me the "unable to identify your account" error. There is nothing wrong with the email and the password. Any ideas of why this is happening?
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    ninjaap Moderator

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    I am having problems accessing Yahoo from laptop. Perhaps, there is currently a server problem? I suggest trying again later or tomorrow.
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    Hasitha Amarsena New Member

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    This is strange but I figureout the problem thanks to a extensive search on the web.

    My password has a "$" at the end. According to the article I have read, some special characters like "#$%" are not recognizable as passwords since they are reserved or have special meanings to the OS.

    So, I removed "$" from my password and tried to configure the account in WP7 and it was successfull.
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    I did not know that. Thanks for the tip!

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