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I just upgraded my Android OS to 4.1.2. and the Yahoo Mail is pushing audible notifications again (I had disabled them in the previous version of OS). When I go into the app, there is no settings in the menu. How do I disable the notifications?

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Is it audio-only, or do some messages appear in the notification bar along with it? – Izzy Apr 23 '13 at 7:49
both. i want both turned off – amphibient Apr 23 '13 at 14:31
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When such a notification appears...

  1. Open your notification area
  2. Long-press on the notification. This opens the app's settings in the system configuration.
  3. Here you can disable all notifications from the app.

This is a feature introduced with JellyBean -- as you've stated your device is running Android 4.1.2, this setting should be available to you.

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In the official Yahoo! Mail app, Yahoo recently changed the layout so that the Settings menu is no longer accessed by pressing the "Menu" button.

Launch the app and tap the little < arrow next to the "Inbox" label on the upper-left corner of the screen. This will reveal the Folders menu. Scroll it down to the "Tools" section, tap on Settings, then tap on Account settings option, and finally on Notification Settings. From here you can set up the notification options for new messages:

  • Choose Sound -> No sound -> Done to disable audible notifications,
  • Use Vibrate to toggle vibration on and off,
  • Show in Status Bar to toggle the icon in your Notification panel.

If there is no "Notification Settings" tap the text that lists your e-mail address associated with the account, and you will find the settings there to shut off notifications, both audible and visual.

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Open the app yahoomail...Tap the 3 lines in the top left or scroll right. Youll see...from top to bottom...Inbox, drafts starred,Outbox, etc...Scroll down to 'tools'...then 'mail settings'...Tap 'mail notification settings' deselect 'enable notifications' OR 'use vibrate' this can be done at the same time for multiple accounts

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You can remove your yahoo account from your android phone. Just go to settings - > Account & Sync - > Serlect Account and the you will find the option to delete the account.

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I don't think the OP wants to get rid of the entire account -- just the notifications should be turned off. See the question again and the comments to it. – Izzy Apr 23 '13 at 14:45

Ask yourself what did you do for mail before you installed the yahoo app. Are the notifications you are receiving from a primary mail app? Mine were.

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