I checked and done a search on this topic, hoping I wouldn't have to post. However, it seems that the Droid Razr M and/or Jelly Bean makes it different. No matter where I go or how I do it, I can not find a "delete account" button. I can delete an account easily on my old Droid X, my LG Spectrum and my Droid Razr Maxx. I can not do it on the Razr M. It was working good the first few days I had it. Then I started to get "account out of synch, or something like that"' It asks me to double check my account. I go in, put in my password. no luck. I even did a factory reset. It worked great for about 3 or 4 days after the reset, than went sour again. I don't know about the Razr M and/or Jelly Bean. I have had nothing but problems with this phone. It may also be the OS, or maybe even both.
This is for my Nexus so it might not be the exact steps.
Scroll down to Accounts.
Touch the type of account you want to look at.
Touch the specific account to open the details about the account.
Touch the Overflow/Menu button (three dots)
Select "Remove account" and follow any instructions.
The menu only gives me one option, that is what is driving me crazy. It only allows me to "synch now." All the other Droid phones I've had will give me the delete option as well. Don't know whether it's the phone or Jelly Bean. I really don't want to do another factory reset. The mail will run fine after that for about three or four days. Unless I can solve this mistery, guess I'll just go back and use my Razr Maxx. Thanks anyways Ann154
I think you may be right that it's Jelly Bean ... I've seen folks on SIII threads talking about e-mail issues once they upgraded (maybe that person with the basic phone was an isolated instance rather than a system issue). My Bionic is working fine with e-mail, like your Maxx.
Is it just users with Yahoo and AOL accounts that are having trouble or are there other email providers with issues?
Thankfully I haven't had any problems with my two Hotmail/MSN accounts on the Nexus with JB. Granted they are set up as Exchange accounts instead of as POP accounts. I would have normally set them up as POP accounts, but the Nexus defaulted the setup as Exchange.
I've seen at least one mention Hotmail (there could have been more).
I don't know what the problem is, but there sure does seem to be a lot of folks with e-mail syncing problems, and they apparently started recently. I first thought it might be a Verizon system issue that was random and/or sporadic, but then the Razr M and SIII folks after JB were noticing issues, so thought JB might be the issue. Whatever it is, I can imagine how frustrating it is.
I finally downloaded a third party Email apps and it is working great. Don't get any notification light but I also don't get the Can not synch messages either. I chose GoEmail since I have Go Launcher. However, there are many more good Email apps to be had, and a lot of them are free.
At least I have everything working, which makes me happy, since I paid full price to keep my indefinite data plan. Actually, I think I'm one of the lucky ones. I've had smart phones, all Droids, for quite a while now and not afraid to poke around. I pity the ones that have never had a smart phone and haven't a clue as to where to go or what to do.
For some odd reason, if you check all the threads about email, Yahoo has always been a headach in smart phones. Setting it up is about as bad as having a root canal.
I have noticed that too over the course of the last three years. Yahoo just doesn't want to play nice with Android phones.