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Old Nov 22, 2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Gmail IMAP problems?

I've set up Gmail according to their instructions, enabled IMAP on my account, etc etc - almost every time I ask it to check for mail, I get:

"Cannot Get Mail
The connection to the server "(null)" failed."

A couple times a day it will pull mail correctly, but most of the time I get this message. It's also done weird things like when I type a new message (either on the iPhone OR in Mail), it "sends" but then is nonexistent in my sent box on the phone/Mail and in Gmail. The message never actually sends...but I get a message saying it sent.

Is anyone else having weird problems like this? Any solutions?
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 05:01 PM   #2
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I've set up Gmail according to their instructions, enabled IMAP on my account, etc etc - almost every time I ask it to check for mail, I get:

"Cannot Get Mail
The connection to the server "(null)" failed."

A couple times a day it will pull mail correctly, but most of the time I get this message. It's also done weird things like when I type a new message (either on the iPhone OR in Mail), it "sends" but then is nonexistent in my sent box on the phone/Mail and in Gmail. The message never actually sends...but I get a message saying it sent.

Is anyone else having weird problems like this? Any solutions?
These are the settings for Gmail on my iPhone, and they work perfectly:
Incoming Server: imap.gmail.com
User Name:******@gmail.com
Password: ********

Outgoing Server: smtp.gmail.com
User Name: *******@gmail.com
Password: ********

Then, under the advanced settings:

Incoming Settings
Use SSL: ON
Authentication: Password
Server Port: 993

Outgoing Settings
Use SSL: ON
Authentication: Password
Server Port: 587

Hope this helps.
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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I use the same settings and all works perfect here too.
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 09:59 PM   #4
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Interesting...my settings are identical.

For what it's worth, I just deleted the account, changed my password with Google (it was pretty short - back before the required a certain number of characters), and it works fine. Could have been the password length...?
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Old Nov 22, 2007, 10:28 PM   #5
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I've been having tons of issues, really pissing me off. Now all of a sudden, none of my email accounts work. Not receiving or sending, ugh...
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 07:31 AM   #6
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Interesting...my settings are identical.

For what it's worth, I just deleted the account, changed my password with Google (it was pretty short - back before the required a certain number of characters), and it works fine. Could have been the password length...?


One of my old accounts wasn't working either (same symptoms). It also had a very short password from when they didnt force longer. I just reset the password like you did, and its working just fine like
y primary gmail on iPhone IMAP has for weeks.

Strange, but thanks for the suggesstion. Seemed to do the trick.
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 08:11 AM   #7
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I've been having tons of issues, really pissing me off. Now all of a sudden, none of my email accounts work. Not receiving or sending, ugh...
That's unacceptable! Ask Google for your money back.
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Old Nov 23, 2007, 12:00 PM   #8
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Gmail Freezes iPhone

I have forwarded my 3 POP accounts to one Gmail on the iPhone. Messages come superquick and no reloading of images or pdfs everytime. The only problem is the phone freezes most everytime after navigating through my account.
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Old May 1, 2008, 08:58 AM   #9
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Outgoing Settings
Use SSL: ON
Authentication: Password
Server Port: 587
Gmail uses TLS outgoing. SSL doesn't seem to work.
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Old Jun 14, 2008, 10:01 AM   #10
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I was having the same problem

This was happening to me since yesterday. I finally just turned my phone off, turned it back on and it's working fine.

In addition to finally getting my email, I also got a bunch of voicemails and text messages that hadn't come through.

I'd suggest just turning the phone off and back on before resorting to deleting your account and then having to set it up again.
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Old Jun 17, 2008, 01:46 PM   #11
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Both my Gmail and .Mac accounts do this frustrating thing where I will read the message, it will get marked as read on the Phone, but then a few minutes later, the Phone again shows that I have unread messages, but it's the same messages I already read. I suspect it is an issue with how the iPhone processes IMAP messages.
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Old Oct 11, 2008, 01:24 AM   #12
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hey i had the same problem on my iphone
trying to set up gmail imap
it would first ask if it was ok to not use SSL
then it would say imap.gmail.com is not responding.

all i had to do to get it working was to clear the CAPTCHA.
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...54&topic=12922
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Old Apr 18, 2009, 06:36 PM   #13
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hey i had the same problem on my iphone
trying to set up gmail imap
it would first ask if it was ok to not use SSL
then it would say imap.gmail.com is not responding.

all i had to do to get it working was to clear the CAPTCHA.
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...54&topic=12922
I been trying to get gmail working on my GF's iPhone and was having issues. A quick google search led me to this thread. Clearing the CAPTCHA did the trick!
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