iPad Gmail question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nixiemaiden, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I am putting this here because this issue happened last night specifically to my iPad and my iPhone was working fine.

    I have a gmail account set up using the "gmail" setting in the mail app. Last night I sent like 4 emails out and each time heard the swoosh like it went and everything seemed fine. One of these emails was important and I called the person and found out they never received it.

    I go to the mail app and gmail keeps throwing errors that imap.gmail.com is not responding. I leave everything alone because it looks like at the bottom, it is still trying to send the email. The issue is I can not find the email anywhere. It isn't in any folders and I don't know how to access the info. Seems like no big deal but I was sending an email with information from someone I was on the phone with and it was the only place I put the info.

    Now this morning, gmail is working again but all of the e-mails I sent last night while it was down seem to have vanished. I don't have any outbox folders showing and have no idea where they could be. Does anyone know where they are or if there is anything I can do to get them back?
     
  2. tazz3 macrumors regular

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    I have the gmail app fom the App Store and its fine.
    Just delete the app and redown load it...
     
  3. X5-599 macrumors regular

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    So, it doesn't even show up in the Sent Mail or Drafts folder? Have you tried looking for it via the web interface? Other than that; I got nothing. Sorry.
     
  4. nixiemaiden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not using the gmail app...I am using the mail app that came on my iPad and that has my gmail account set up as an imap account.

    I did check every single place logged into the gmail web interface and I don't think the e-mails ever got to gmail. I think they are somehow stuck in the mail app in neverland.

    I got all of the info I needed and was able to send a new email but just still kind of curious where the emails went or if this has happened to anyone else.

    I was actually thinking back and it has happened with my Exchange account before as well. I had the date set incorrectly so it couldn't make the connection but it acted like the e-mail sent by making the woosh sound. When I got the date issue fixed, it connected, but the email was already gone and it was never sent. I couldn't find anything in my outbox or other folders that time either.

    I wonder if there is just an issue with the mail app if the server it is trying to get to doesn't return a response. I know if my password is invalid, I am able to fix my password and the email sends almost immediately...however in both of these scenarios where I had the issue, the server never responded.
     
  5. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    The IMAP Server that external clients use to communicate with gmail went down - http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/0...cting-many-users-of-the-google-email-service/
     
  6. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    I think Mattstkc nailed it. There are reports of this sort of thing all over the web as a result of the Gmail server outage. Chances are that they still have your e-mails, though you may have to use Google's web interface to find them.
     

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