gmail issue

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by bellboy1982, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. bellboy1982 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Location:
    Scotland
    #1
    Hello,

    When i first set up my gmail on my MBA 2 weeks ago it started working fine with email coming and going. Then out of the blue it stopped sending emails. After some googling i tried setting up 2 step verification which seem to work for a while but then tonight when responding to an email it failed advising that the outgoing mail server was offline.

    I can't get it working, just says "outgoing mail server" (smtp) gmail offline.

    Any ideas of a fix?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Have you tried taking all of your mail accounts offline, then back online?
     
  3. bellboy1982 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Location:
    Scotland
    #3
    and now its just let me send that reply but when i try and send another email it fails......

    :(:confused::(
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    #4
    Did you set an application specific password in the gmail settings?
    from gmail:
    Application-specific passwords

    Some applications that access your Google Account from your phone, desktop, or other devices (like mobile Gmail, desktop Picasa, or AdWords Editor) cannot ask for verification codes.

    To use these applications, you'll need to enter an application-specific password in the password field instead of your account password.
     
  5. bellboy1982 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Location:
    Scotland
    #5
    What delete them all off the machine totally?

    Can't seem to find the delete button...

    Totally new to Mac

    ----------

    I'm sure i done the step 2 verification thing. It asks me to type in the name of my device and then generates a password to use.
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    #6
    Sounds like you have done it then. Maybe Gmail is having issues. Apple Mail and gmail get confused sometimes on my setup. I leave it for a few minutes and try again. No idea why. Not a good fix I know, but I'm at a loss.
     

Share This Page