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  • AcquaClara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to fromsouth)

    That's as transparent and useful as Windows' blue screen initiating memory dump.

  • Guelphonline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to ov10mech)

    Richard,

    I've been off line for a couple of days, so this comes late.  If you go back to earlier posts you will see that others have posted the same solution. Glad it worked for you.

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    Feb 14, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to Guelphonline)

    I just starting having this problem. I changed my PW and the problem was resolved.

  • SantaCruzApple Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:28 PM (in response to ov10mech)

    What has happened to Apple? Recently it is just one problem after another. Hard drive failure here, fan issue there, incompatible power chords,  etc, etc. Reminds me of my experiences with MSFT before I switched to Mac products.  Times sure have changed. If there was a decent alternative I would leave Apple today. Ugh.

     

    I had this gmail issue going on since Jan 13th.  I can send email (although messages do not show up in the Sent folder nor do i get confirmation the email was sent) but I cannot receive email.

     

    THE SOLUTION

     

    To fix this I unfortunately had to delete my gmail account in ipad account settings and then add it back, keeping all the same settings. And it worked. Go figure. But, all my saved emails going back 2 years were wiped out.  Thanks a lot Apple. And please don't tell me this is a gmail problem. Gmail worked fine when accessed via safari.

     

    Gosh I'm frustrated with Apple.  But for now I have to ride it out cause MSFT is no better. Dumb and Dumber.

  • Mikhail Tuknov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:24 PM (in response to ov10mech)

    Here it is! I finally fixed the issue! I've literally tried everything and this is what i did! I downloaded the Gmail App and setup my email account. After that, i went back to a regular pre-installed Iphone mail app and added my Gmail account information and it worked. Basically, the app Gmail app from the Apple store somehow pushed the signal to Gmail, saying Here it is, it is working account.

     

    I've spent about 3 days to figure out what was the problem, tried everything on the net, 2-step verification, Google display capture, deleting account and setting it up again, changing the password on Gmail account. I was going nuts! And i know there are so many people out there who are also having the same issue. They get this crazy message "Cannot Get Mail - The user name or password for 'Gmail' is incorrect." It was so annoying. I hated it!

     

    The solution to this problem is: Go to App Store on your Ipad or Iphone and search for "Gmail". Download the first one, Free version, install it and setup an email account with your existing credentials, the ones that didn't work earlier, and to your surprise, it will allow you to add your account back.

     

    Next step is to click Settings (on your Iphone, Ipad) --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars --> Add Account --> Gmail (Enter your lovely email credentials and you will see, it is working again, just like in early days!

     

    I hope it will solve your frustration and disappointment.

  • Mikhail Tuknov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:26 PM (in response to ov10mech)

    Here it is! I finally fixed the issue! I've literally tried everything and this is what i did! I downloaded the Gmail App and setup my email account. After that, i went back to a regular pre-installed Iphone mail app and added my Gmail account information and it worked. Basically, the app Gmail app from the Apple store somehow pushed the signal to Gmail, saying Here it is, it is working account.

     

    I've spent about 3 days to figure out what was the problem, tried everything on the net, 2-step verification, Google display capture, deleting account and setting it up again, changing the password on Gmail account. I was going nuts! And i know there are so many people out there who are also having the same issue. They get this crazy message "Cannot Get Mail - The user name or password for 'Gmail' is incorrect." It was so annoying. I hated it!

     

    The solution to this problem is: Go to App Store on your Ipad or Iphone and search for "Gmail". Download the first one, Free version, install it and setup an email account with your existing credentials, the ones that didn't work earlier, and to your surprise, it will allow you to add your account back.

     

    Next step is to click Settings (on your Iphone, Ipad) --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars --> Add Account --> Gmail (Enter your lovely email credentials and you will see, it is working again, just like in early days!

     

    I hope it will solve your frustration and disappointment.

  • M-H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 8:51 PM (in response to Mikhail Tuknov)

    I have the same issue, and I tried all as you included this one.... but it's not working.... what's going on... This happened when I restore my old backup file to mi new replacement iPad mini... it never works on my new iPad mini, all the other mail accounts are good, all the other devices are good. all the other mail clients are good...

  • Ajanowitz Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to ov10mech)

    I have has the problem as well after I restored a new device to a old backup as well. That seems to be the problem. I don't know how to fix it though.

  • mushni Calculating status...
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    Feb 28, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to Mikhail Tuknov)

    I have had Gmail App from the very start and yet started experiencing iphone-gmail problems today. Deleted and re-added the gmail account (via regular mail setup) and still ....

  • Normyip Calculating status...
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    Mar 2, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to Alex Kim)

    Thanks for the link. It worked for me Alex!

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    Mar 8, 2013 12:10 AM (in response to ov10mech)

    Final i solved the problem by first making a gmail account as IMAP in MS OUTLOOK.

    Then through ITUNES the e-mail accounts to sync.

    see https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0BzOF43QRm3uuYU10QWF6bElhTmM/edit?usp=sharing

     

  • peethulst Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 5:52 AM (in response to ov10mech)

    Final i solved the problem by first making a G-mail account as IMAP in MS OUTLOOK.

    Then through ITUNES the e-mail accounts to sync with the iPhone.

    see the settings: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzOF43QRm3uuUElKUXFNS19sVUU/edit?usp=sharing

  • Kamlu Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to mushni)

    I deleted the GMAIL Account and then set it up again and it works!

    Spent most of the day, worrying about this! Thanks for the tip.

    Why are we having to put up with this nonsense? I cannot take it aymore!

  • Steven2308 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to Kamlu)

    I was having the same problem since 2 days ago.. Y deleted and set it up and now it works
    It shouldn't be that way.. but I least now it works.. Thanks

  • joyfulessence Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 10:49 PM (in response to Steven2308)

    I am just having this problem. I just got a new iphone. The funny thing is one of my gmail's is working on the iphone as well as my mac mail account. But one gmail account is not recognizing the password or user name????

    Any suggestions.. I did delete and left it all day and tried again to add and it doesn't work!

     

    Thanks.

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