gmail, imap and mail

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sinser, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. sinser macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    Sep 16, 2003
    #1
    I'm trying to use Apple Mail with a Gmail IMAP account but I'm about to give up. I used exactly the same settings suggested on the gmail site but the service works very bad. Messages take forever to download, often I click on them and the preview window starts spinning. It also hangs frequently while synching or caching and I have to do a force quit.
    Is somebody using this in a profitable way ? And if yes, how ???
     
  2. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

    MooneyFlyer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    Profitable, no. Reliable, yes.

    My setup is (IMAP enabled in Gmail):
    incoming: imap.gmail.com
    user: <user>
    pass: <pass>

    outgoing: smtp.gmail.com

    outgoing info:
    default ports, Use SSL
    Authentication: Password
    user/pass..
     
  3. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    Sep 16, 2003
    #3
    English is not my language so I can make some confusion, but yes, I meant reliable...
    However your setup looks like the standard one. I've just noticed that on Apple Support forums there are tons of users complaining, but I can't understand if a solution is available. Maybe switching to Thunderbird ? :-o
     
  4. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

    MooneyFlyer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Location:
    Boston
    #4
    No Problem! Let me know if that setup helps you.

    I should say that occasionally I see a timeout message from gmail but it doesn't really affect anything...
     

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