How to add Gmail POP?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by orbitalpunk, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know how to add Gmail to Apple Mail using POP and not IMAP successfully? I've seen others have the same issue. It automatically sets it up as IMAP and when I try to do a manual setup using "Other" it says "unable to verify account name or password."

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  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Would google simply abandon POP method to manage your email?
     
  3. orbitalpunk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its works in Yosemite just fine. And even when I disable IMAP in Gmail, it still sets up as IMAP and continues to work.
     
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  5. orbitalpunk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I like to curate my emails locally.
     
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  7. hideous cheese macrumors regular

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    Previously I've set up a nonsense account under other. It doesnt connect obviously but once saved it acts as a template you can edit and manually add in pop settings for gmail
     
  8. orbitalpunk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I mentioned when you try to select other and manually enter settings, it says "unable to verify account name or password." someone suggested it might be a keychain issue. See this thread on Apples forums.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7250698
     
  9. orbitalpunk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Apple Mail in El Capitan when let you move forward until you connect successfully

    See this post. Its not just me.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7250698
     
  10. hideous cheese macrumors regular

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    I've just successfully set up 2 POP accounts, one for Yahoo and one for gmail.

    The trick is to select other, then put your actual email address for the account but a nonsense password. The account is unable to grab the true settings so you are kicked back to a window that allows you to edit the account type and outgoing/incoming servers
     
  11. orbitalpunk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this works, thanks.

    question, how are you moving your emails over. I used to be able to copy the Mail folder from Library and then Mail would just update the database and all my emails would appear. But now it says its updates the database but my inbox is empty and archives are missing. Are you having the same issue or doing it a different way?
     
  12. hideous cheese macrumors regular

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    Yeah, previous drag and drop proved challenging...

    So I just booted into my Yosemite backup, opened mail and exported as .mbox each of the individual folders in the 'On my Mac' section. Doing this gives you Imported/Each exported folder name/mbox so you then have to move the contents of each mbox one level up to 'folder name'.

    One thing to be mindful of is that somehow ghost folders are created so you might run into a problem where there are duplicate names so you may not be able to move some folders without first changing their name.
     

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