Iphone mail suddenly is not working, ""Cannot Get Mail"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by preguntonontrac, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. preguntonontrac macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2008
    Suddenly my iphone is not receiving emails, is saying "connection to the server imap.gmail.com failed.

    any help?
  2. Kidman13 macrumors regular


    May 16, 2006
    There can be a number of reasons for this. First of all, check if you have an internet connection (pretty obvious but worth stating). Check your WIFI and 3G/EDGE/GPRS settings. If you're on 3G/EDGE/GPRS try doing a network settings reset, which usually fixes the problems.

    Also sometimes the imap.gmail servers simply timeout for a while (happens occasionally). They usually start working soon after that...
  3. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    FWIW, I've powered off and then back on when I get that error while connecting to Yahoo mail; it's always been able to connect fine after that.
  4. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I have had terrible trouble connecting to my IMAP GMail on both my iPhone and MacBook Pro the last few days. I've had to use the web login since it's current not working on either system.
  5. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    Funny since IMAP is all that has worked for me during their 2 recent webmail outages.
  6. preguntonontrac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2008
    thanks to all, it was resolved same day after an hour automatically.

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