Gmail through Mail.app on university networks

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mr9758, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Mr9758 macrumors regular

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    I've encountered errors when attempting to check my gmail imap account via Mail.app on all of my iDevices over several university networks. I get the error: "The connection to the server "-" failed so I cannot send or receive mail and have to log in through Safari. It seems the necessary ports are being blocked. Anyone have suggestions for alternative ports or tricks to make the mail apps on my iPhone, iPad, and MBP work?
     
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    A lot of places block port 25 (SMTP mail) due to it being used by spambots. Try using SSL.
     

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