Resolved Mail Refusing Gmail Password

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Elven, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Elven, Jul 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012

    Elven macrumors 6502a

    Elven

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    Hi all

    Updated to ML earlier today, and sorting my G-mail import to Mail at the minute.

    I use two step on G-Mail and Application Specific Passwords, now when I make a custom pass for use on my iMac and either paste or type it into the password prompt in Mail, I am met with the box reopening claiming it cannot connect with the password box empty.

    I am utterly baffled so far I have had NO trouble with both my iPad 3 and iPhone4s using this method.

    ANY help would be much appreciated as I am on a deadline and although i can access my mail on my mobile devices I really would prefer desktop access while I am at home.

    Thanks
     
  2. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Did you delete/re-add your Gmail account? That's the obvious first step.

    I had no problem adding my Gmail account with app-specific password.
     
  3. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Elven

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    Yes I did delete the account from ALL devices, the iPad and iPhone had no trouble it seems Mail in Mountain Lion is unhappy about something, I have re-deleted it and added it twice now.
     
  4. Nerdy Keith macrumors member

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    I've been having the same issue since I've updated to Lion, thought Mountain Lion wouldn't have this issue but it does.
     
  5. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    Are you guys doing the "normal" set up with just typing in your @gmail address and letting it handle everything in the background, or are you trying to do it with manual settings (or using Exchange)?
     
  6. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Clicking the little + at the bottom and selected Gmail, enter details including the app specific code from Gmail (open in Safari) copy+paste or type over, box appears once mailboxes go online empty, reapplication of password just brings the empty password box up again.
     

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  7. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Elven

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    Tried just about everything, I must admit my patience is thin with Gmail over this, it's costing me time and surely given this problem has happened to others they should have some DAMN support for this! :mad:
     
  8. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Quoting you in this so you can see a solution


    Took me a while and nearly lost my temper at this I must admit.

    Solution

    Followed the instructions above and all is now well.

    :rolleyes: :apple:
     
  9. Nerdy Keith macrumors member

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    Hey thanks, now I just have to figure out how to sort this out for my Yahoo mail account lol
     
  10. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You have my sympathy I dumped Yahoo when they closed their UK chatrooms, at the time I moderated on Lycos chat so just went with a hotmail and then a G-mail address.
     

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