Once I lay the phone down for a period of time I can no longer receive emails until I pick up the phone and it has some sort of movement. How can I get my emails as soon as the Yahoo server receives them?
You didn't mention what kind of phone you have or what email app you are using but it seems like the email app will need to be set to run in the background, instead of running only when the phone is awake. If you are using the default mail app that came with your phone then you should check with the phone's support desk to see if that is possible and what settings you would need to change.
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