to commonly asked questions.

Yahoo! cannot verify server identity

This crazy thing keeps popping up. Mostly when I’m out of the house but now just Started at home and can hardly write this email.
What do I do again?

___________ is not a correct server setting for mail. There are several things to try to rid you of this meddlesome problem.

1. You could try resetting the phone by going to General, Reset/ Reset all settings. DO NOT chose erase content and settings. That would erase the phone.

2. You could remove the email account and re add it again. Settings/ Passwords and Accounts/ then remove the yahoo account and re add the yahoo account.

3. You could try to fix the server setting manually. Again, delete the email account first, re add it, then go into Settings/ Passwords and Accounts/ then selec the Yahoo account. Then go to advanced and manually enter the correct server settings:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server
  • Server -
  • Port - 993
  • Requires SSL - Yes
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server
  • Server -
  • Port - 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL - Yes
  • Requires authentication - Yes

For some reason, your phone is recreating the incorrect mail setting for Yahoo mail. Hopefully one of these solutions will work. If not, then you could always delete the account and just download the Yahoo mail app and only use that. Ugh.
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