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Yahoo Mail App

Simple question I hope.

 

Just moved over to a Samsung J3 phone (from iPhone) and to access my BT Internet Mail I was told to download the Yahoo Mail App. Its all working OK but the top line of my inbox contains ever changing adverts. Now I use ADBlock on my Desktop to block these adverts.

 

Question how do I block them on my Samsung phone?

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Re: Yahoo Mail App

@Graham54 Think you can download an Adblock from the play store 

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Re: Yahoo Mail App

But would this only work for mail accessed via a Browser and not a particular Mal App?
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Re: Yahoo Mail App

There is usually a paid for version of apps without ads if you're prepared to pay a small fee but it's an issue with many free apps. As blockers will work on everything if your handset is rooted but not otherwise.
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I have a Samsung phone and don't use the Yahoo mail app to get my emails.

I just used the Android stock email app and set BT internet up as the default client.

I have a second email address (Gmail) which I keep totally separate from BT internet 

I don't use Ad blocker on the phone. Simply because I don't get unwanted ads with emails (as I don't use Yahoo)

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Re: Yahoo Mail App

You can also poll any email address through the gmail app or K-9 which are far superior to stock apps or yahoo.
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It was the in-shop guro that downloaded  the Yahoo Mail App as could not get my BT Mail working via the Gmail App!?!

 

We got an error about the server not found.

 

Confused!

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I guess the Guru didn't know what settings to use !
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If I dig around for the e-mail settings and use one of these apps will gmail or K-9 stop these enoying adds appearing?

 

Graham.

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Re: Yahoo Mail App

Neither have intrusive apps.
You get one or two occasionally on gmail but nothing overly distracting.
I'd set your email up as an imap account and use:
INCOMING.
Incoming Mail Server: mail.btinternet.com
Port: 993 (this should be automatically populated if you tick the SSL Encryption)
SSL Encryption: Enabled (but not STARTTLS)
Username: your email address including the @btinternet or @btopenworld.com part
Password: your btinternet password
Root folder/path:
Folder separator: . (full stop)
Please don't enable "secure password authentication" (SPA). It's not needed when you use SSL encryption and won't work.

SMTP settings.
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.btinternet.com
Port: 465 (this may not be automatically populated on selection of SSL, so you'll need to check this)
SSL Encryption: Enabled (but not STARTTLS)
Authentication: PLAIN
Username: your email address including the @btinternet or @btopenworld.com part
Password: your btinternet password
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