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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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Gmail on iPhone 3G

How do I set it up?

I just started a gmail account and can't seem to get it to work. I've added the account on my phone but is there anything else I need to do? It says it cannot connect to server "imap.gmail.com" failed.

I need help, thanks.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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in your gmail settings (of your web browser), do you have imap enabled?
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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Yes, I enabled imap and I still don't get anything.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:44 PM   #4
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Here you go:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...n&answer=77702

Follow these directions and it should work perfectly.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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Here you go:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...n&answer=77702

Follow these directions and it should work perfectly.
Finally, it's working. In the description field I wasn't putting anything so I tried putting my email then it sent me to the correct page to enter the incoming, outgoing server info.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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i followed the directions and they work perfectly. try inputting them again



but... gmail doesnt support push email? i have set on fetch every 15min. ill probably change it to 30 to save more battery

yahoo supports push though.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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imap is enabled on any version after 1.1 for the iphone. those steps don't work because when you click on other or gmail it just says "Name, Address, Password and Description". It doesn't show the ports and such.

Anybody else have this problem when hooking up gmail?
Enter your name, address, password and description then tap "Save" in the top right. The next screen will allow you to set the incoming and outgoing servers. You won't have to set the ports. When you enter your username on that screen, be sure to include "@gmail.com".

I set up Gmail this way and it worked just fine. Let us know if you have anymore problem.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:55 PM   #8
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

maybe it's something simple like you put in your name or pass wrong? Fwiw I have my gmail account using IMAP in mail.app on my mac and iTunes added/synced it with no issues

Edit: oops, I was late. Just ignore

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 07:57 PM   #9
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Gmail is working on my 3G. I did notice it's not push it's set to fetch and push is not an option. Make sure you entered the correct user name and password
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:02 PM   #10
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Unlock your POP/IMAP Access

My wife's new iphone 3g was experiencing the same issue. I'm not sure how this happened by her pop/imap access was locked out. You can unlock the access by going to the following site and entering your login credentials.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...57&ctx=sibling
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:03 PM   #11
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Set up IMAP. I can fetch, send, and sync mail perfectly.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 01:50 PM   #12
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I followed the instructions, and incoming email comes to my iPhone perfectly, but when I try reply to an email, I get an "connection to smtp.gmail.com failed" error. Any thoughts?
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 02:00 PM   #13
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I followed the instructions, and incoming email comes to my iPhone perfectly, but when I try reply to an email, I get an "connection to smtp.gmail.com failed" error. Any thoughts?
try deleting and re adding the account
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 03:49 PM   #14
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How do I set it up?

I just started a gmail account and can't seem to get it to work. I've added the account on my phone but is there anything else I need to do? It says it cannot connect to server "imap.gmail.com" failed.

I need help, thanks.
I had to uninstall it a million times, it would take forever to sync. I ended up putting a gmail bookmark on the desktop.
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 05:59 PM   #15
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Just make sure you enable imap in your gmail BEFORE setting up an account on your iphone
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Old Jul 26, 2008, 10:25 PM   #16
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Setting Fetch

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i followed the directions and they work perfectly. try inputting them again



but... gmail doesnt support push email? i have set on fetch every 15min. ill probably change it to 30 to save more battery

yahoo supports push though.
How do you set the fetch on iPhone? My google mail on iPhone doesn't automatically show new e-mails. I have to press mail then it loads new ones.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 02:00 AM   #17
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I've deleted and re-installed the Gmail account on my iPhone a few times. Still get a connection error when trying to send mail. I've had IMAP enabled on my Gmail settings for two months now.

I ended up just using the default Gmail option for adding an account. Can send mail with this method. Not even quite sure how this method versuses the "Other" method differ.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 02:52 AM   #18
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If you want free push through gmail or any other mail you can set up a free account with mail2web and have your existing account forward all mail there then it will push to your phone. Works good for me.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 03:09 AM   #19
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I get a lot of junk mail and need to fix up my Gmail account...I don't like how it can load a minimum of 25 messages - I only want to see new ones.

Also, push isn't that useful for me. My e-mails aren't that important - hah
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Old Jul 31, 2008, 01:36 PM   #20
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Unhappy IMAP gmail not working on iphone 3G

Hello,

I have enabled IMAP in gmails settings and have included @gmail.com with username but am still unable to retrieve messages from gmail. I receive the "Can not connect using SSL" error message. I have tried several times adding an account according to gmail's instructions on their setup page as well as the video, but still not luck. It sounds like others have experienced this - can anyone share the resolution?

Thank you,

Ryan
Chico/Paradise, CA

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Old Oct 5, 2009, 04:26 PM   #21
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I have been trying to send out emails (reply), but when I click reply using the mail part of the iPhone, the keyboard never comes up, so I cannot reply because I have no way of typing. I have configured everything the right way because I am receiving notifications about new emails and stuff. Can anyone help?
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