Gmail on iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hoopdy, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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    siurpeeman

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    in your gmail settings (of your web browser), do you have imap enabled?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I enabled imap and I still don't get anything.
     
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    Merlosso

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  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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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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    Merlosso

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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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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    srl7741

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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
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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  11. macrumors regular

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    Set up IMAP. I can fetch, send, and sync mail perfectly.
     
  12. macrumors regular

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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?
     
  13. macrumors 65816

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    try deleting and re adding the account
     
  14. macrumors member

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    gmail is not worth it using the native mail app

    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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    sUGArDawg

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    Just make sure you enable imap in your gmail BEFORE setting up an account on your iphone
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Setting Fetch

    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.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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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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    lavrishevo

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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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    queshy

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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
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    iPhone gmail

    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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