Gmail is "inactive" in Apple Mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Imola Ghost, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    For some reason I'm not getting my Gmail, so I went into Apple Mail's preferences and under Accounts, gmail says it's "inactive".

    I haven't changed or did anything, so what is going on and how to fix this? This just happened on my 27" iMac and now it's happening on my 13" MBP.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Posting on my iPod touch, so not 100% sure about this, but in Accounts there should be an Advanced tab along with Account Information and Mailbox Behaviors. Is there a checkmark for making the account active?

    In front of my Mac now, under the Advanced tab will be "Enable this account"; is this checked? By the way, your Gmail account, are you using POP or IMAP access?

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