Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 9:21 AM (in response to ov10mech)
YMMV, but try changing "imap.gmail.com" to "imap.googlemail.com". I was having the same issue and this worked for me. I'm not sure if the problem is in my mac, or google' s imap server but I was able to receive email after changing the server setting. I have upgraded this mac from snow leopard to lion, then to mountain lion over the past 2 years. I dont know if mac's are like pc's in that respect, but several other programs have behaved strangely along the way. I will probably do a clean install and start from scratch.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to ov10mech)
Been watching these threads closely and wanted to share my experience. The 'reboot after delete' trick worked for me initially after this problem resurfaced with iOS 6. However, after about a week, the problem has returned and I'm getting the same original imap error message. I just had to go through the same delete-reboot-add account steps to get things working again. Has anyone else had this experience and now having to go through the same annoying process again? Fwiw, it almost seems as if the problem is aggravated by higher frequencies of email retrieval. However, that might just be a coincidence on my end.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 6:24 PM (in response to ov10mech)
I've had this problem on and off since mid-July. Usually restarting Mail would fix it temporarily until today when I upgraded to ios 6 and I completely loss access to my gmail even after restarting Mail and the phone multiple times. I finally found this link from Apple:
and magically it started working immediately. Could be coincidence - but it's been working ever since. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to jeweles95)
Jeweles95 said: https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha
It worked, for now. Had to restart the phone before the mail app was seen by google as trying a "new" login attempt.
Vvery annoying that this gross issue has to be resolved like these, digging through user forums. Thanks for posting!!! This Apple/Google quarrel is getting on my nerves. Go fight somewhere else!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to ov10mech)
I had this problem on my iphone 4s after upgrading to ios 6...having had no trouble for years with gmail on my iphone. so annoying. I tried all suggestions : rebooting the phone, deleting the account - no result. then read a suggestion : delete the account - then reboot the phone - then add account back in. da daaaa! it worked. for now anyway. THANK YOU FOR THE SUGGESTION! saved my bacon
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to ov10mech)
Ok, this is my problem imap says that either my user name or password for "imap.gmail.com" is incorrect. I have changed my password to start all over several times and still the problem is not solved!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 12:31 AM (in response to ov10mech)
You have turn off the current sever and recreate a new on called ((imapgoogle.com))
and it will work 100% just follow this link and just jump to step number 2 :)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to ov10mech)
I updated my Google password and enabled the two-step authentication (whereby a code is sent via SMS to your phone) and I had the same problem as above. When I turned the two-step authentication OFF, everything was fine.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to priscilla165)
Priscilla: thanks for your post. i thought that maybe that was one way around this issue, but was hesitant to try it. But i finally got so frustrated that it was my only option left. I am still trying to figure out if its because of the upgraded software, or that the iCloud. But in the meantime, i am telling all my friends to not download the upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 6:11 AM (in response to jonathanstclair)
If you get this problem again go to the link below and then you'll find your email will work
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to ov10mech)
I have the same problem with my new iPhone5, and older 4.
Until the situation is resolved, my solution is to use the
GMail app. Seems to work great and instantly sends/receives.
Ccurrently using on my home wifi.
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