GMail w/ Apple Mail not working...

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  1. Berg835, Apr 5, 2006
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010

    Berg835 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I use a PowerBook G4 (specs below), and I am having issues with retreiving my GMail in Apple Mail. I configured my GMail in Apple Mail using the directions provided by Google. My specific configuration in Apple Mail is below...
    __________________________________________
    Account Type: POP
    Email Address: br---.f-----@gmail.com

    Incoming Mail Server: pop.gmail.com
    Username: br---.f-----@gmail.com
    Password: *******

    Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
    Server port: 587
    Authentication: password
    Username: br---.f-----@gmail.com
    Password: *******

    "Advanced" Tab
    Port: 995
    "Use SSL" = checked
    Authentication: password
    ___________________________________________

    When I try to "Get Mail" I receive the following error message for the GMail Mailbox:
    "Connection Failed: The mail server denied access to the user specified in Mail preferences because of a serious system error. Please double-check the settings for account "GMail", and if necessary contact your service provider to resolve this problem.

    The server error encountered was: Your account is not enabled for POP access. Please visit your Gmail settings page and enable your account for POP access."

    Please help!

    Brian
    ___________________
    15" Powerbook G4
    1.67 GHz
    1 GB DDR SDRAM
     
  2. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    #2
    Did you enable POP from within GMail settings?
     
  3. rikers_mailbox macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    ... what swindmill said.

    Go into you GMail account using <browser of choice>, click 'Settings' in the upper right, then 'Forwarding and Pop'. Enable POP access.

    Your Mail access should work after that.
     
  4. Berg835 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Location:
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    #4
    Activating POP through GMail did it for me. Thanks for th help guys :)
     

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