gmail fails on wifi network

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davidwarren, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    I am sure this has been discussed before, and I hate to ask a repeat question, but whenever I am on my wifi at home, my gmail does not connect. I am running it in the mail app and use imap. When I try and get my email, I get a cannot connect to message. It works when on 3G fine.

    Any ideas?

    I am running an express off of an extreme to connect the iphones.
  2. benflick macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  3. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
  4. Lightbrazer macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
    Your home wifi has a firewall and the ports needed for the app to function are closed so the firewall is blocking the required ports to let gmail talk to the sending and receiving servers. While you're at it check youtube, it may also be blocked since it uses non standard ports as well. You must open ports 443, 993, 110, and 587 to let both gmail and youtube work properly.
  5. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    thanks, I discovered the imap with ssl setting on the airport extreme. I opened that up and it seems to be working great now.

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