Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to NeoDavid)
Thanks NeoDavid, this fixed my problem. Can't go wrong with this one.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to NeoDavid)
Thanks NeoDavid. This resolved my issue on iPad and Droid. Good job.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to GoneMobile)
OK. I have tried the GSBTom fix with no success. I'd love to try the NeoDavid, but I almost need it step-by-step detailed out where to make these changes (in non-IT terms).
I've got an iPhone 3GS and I'm using Hotmail.
I'm geting the same error message as everyone else. Out of the blue it started on my phone, but then it worked again for a day after, and then quit working again. I've tried deleting and adding it as a new account. I tried to go back to what might have in-part caused the problem, and the only thing I had done over the weekend was to turn iCloud on and start backing up to it, but the e-mail did work after that for a couple days. I've tried a couple different Hotmail accounts to see if it was a corrupt e-mail in one account, and both accounts give me the same "Cannot Get Mail" response.
NeoDavid, can you detail out exactly how to make the changes you suggested in your initial "fix" post?
Anyone else have a differnt suggestion - in layman's terms please.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to GoneMobile)
try this link https://support.google.com/mail/answer/2753077?hl=en and youll have to add the google email seperately under the option to add email
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to GoneMobile)
I had the same problem recenlty with my yahoo mail on the iphone 4s. I tried lots of suggestions, but finally just deleted the yahoo account and re-added it. That worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2013 11:59 AM (in response to GoneMobile)
NeoDavid, thx for this most excellent tip. I was able to get my iPhone 5s sync'd up to our Exchange 2010 server.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to GoneMobile)
Cannot get mail... Ipad problem
Re: "Cannot Get Mail - The connection to the server failed" problem SOLVED
Nov 2, 2010 7:39 AM (in response to GoneMobile)
_*Easy Fix for me -*_
I just went to +Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > (_your account name_)+ and then I went to the bottom and deleted my account from my iPhone. Immediately after I just added it back in and it worked.
I think it may have had something to do with the fact that I changed my password to my gmail account on my computer, and didnt do anything to the settings on my iPhone... maybe I just got lucky, but I hope this helps!
Problem solved... Thanks!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to GoneMobile)
Tried everything in this thread without luck. Thanks for all the suggestions. Try accessing OMA from a web browser and see what you get. That's what I did and then was able to find a solution.
Hope this helps someone.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2013 9:11 PM (in response to GoneMobile)
I simply deleted email accounts (not cloud) and then added them back.