Mail Won't Connect to Gmail Servers

Discussion in 'OS X' started by menthol moose, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have my Gmail account set up for IMAP, and use it in Mail. However, as of this morning, Mail can't connect to either the IMAP server or the SMTP server. Whenever I try to connect to the IMAP server, it gives me the following error:

    "The server 'imap.gmail.com' refused to allow a connection on port 993."

    I've checked repeatedly and all of my settings are as the Gmail website says they should be. Does anybody have any idea how to fix this?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    gmail issues

    Dear all....

    I've had my Mac Mail set up for gmail imap and it's been working fine until a couple days ago when I tried to send a pdf that was too large for gmail. Now, I can't get Mac Mail to connect to gmail at all.

    As a result I have to go to gmail and log on to their web based system and use that (which I hate).

    I deleted the account and added it again, but no dice. Spent an hour in the Mac store today. No dice.

    So frustrating.....there's no way to contact gmail for support. Can anyone help?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Same here

    As of 29/5/10 My 3 Imap accounts have suddenly stopped working from Apple Mail App. I have deleted, set up again and again without any luck. All settings online are correct. SSL is on.... just says “imap.gmail.com” refused to allow a connection on port 993. Pain in di arse!

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I will struggle on using my browser for now.:mad:
     
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    Davmeister

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  5. macrumors regular

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    Does the pop protocol work? Try disabling imap in your gmail settings and reenabling it.
     
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    Davmeister

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    Nope, no luck.

    This is what my activity window (Cmd-0) says.

    How about everyone else?
     

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  7. macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem when setting up my google apps account.

    Even though i used the same settings i only got it working, with the automatic mail.app setup. So i deleted the account that didnt work, and use a
    @gmail.com address. Mail found the google settings and everything worked. I then changed the login details.

    No idea why that happend.
     
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    Davmeister

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    Yeh the UK emails addresses have been changed around recently between gmail and googlemail.com.

    Just delete the account and set it up again trying both those as your email address and username. One should work, if not then you have a different problem to me!
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Same here in Hollandia =P


    Same here in holland >. <''

    Mail (apple) is not getting any connection with gmail...
    ...for sending an email it cost half a day to get outta my computer =(

    I got 3 gmail accounts, 1 is working, 2 aren't
    (so.. this is making less the sense tom me x''D )


    xEDITx 2 uotta 3 workin' for now, one worked out off the blue when I checked activity (as Davmeister said) it trough pressing the command+0 x/EDITx


    Does someone knows why??

    Nice day!
    -Michel Merx.
     

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