getting gmail on mail app

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  1. juicyxoprincess macrumors newbie

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    When i first set up my gmail account with the standard email that comes on the Mac i didnt have any problems, as of this morning everything was working fine, now i am not receiving any emails. I have to physically go to gmail.com to get my email. I have tried to take me account offline and then put it online again, i just dont know how to fix it.

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

    EDIT: This is the message i just recieved:
    There may be a problem with the mail server or network. Verify the settings for account “Gmail” or try again.

    The server returned the error: The connection to the server “imap.gmail.com” on port 993 timed out.
     
  2. raison macrumors member

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    I had some issues with gmail and the mail app. I stopped using mail app altogether and I am using the gmail interface instead. If you think about, why would you want gmail in your machine? It's much easier to control it from a single place.
     
  3. Salmar macrumors regular

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  4. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Gmail and the mail.app was not working properly yesterday, and the day before.

    I don't really know what happened, it sound like you chose a bad day to setup your account!

    I completely erased my gmail account and then real added it a few minutes later.

    IMAP is the best method. Login to gmail, go to settings on the top right, click on the tab that saws "forwarding / imap / pop" or something like that, at the bottom it'll say "click here for instructions for how to setup imap" then choose Mail.app for leopard (even if your on snow leopard)

    viola!
     

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