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Some Experiencing Issues With Gmail on iOS Devices, Google Working on Fix

NewImageGoogle has released a statement saying that it is aware that some iOS users are having difficulties connecting to Gmail and that they are working on a fix, according to All Things D.

Users have reported receiving an error -- "mail service imap.gmail.com is not responding" -- when trying to fetch new mail on the iPhone or iPad.
We're aware of a problem where Apple Mail IMAP users are unable to sync with their Gmail account and are seeing a username and password error. We have found that a vast majority of users are exceeding IMAP bandwidth limits and are continuing to investigate.
Google has posted about the issue and some possible temporary fixes in its Gmail Known Issues help forum under 'POP, IMAP and Sync', but the company does not yet have an ETA on a final resolution.

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22 months ago

Steve Jobs would have never allowed this ;)


Sadly, he did. And it was called 'the launch of Mobile-Me'
Rating: 8 Positives
22 months ago
Good thing I use iCloud.
Rating: 5 Positives
22 months ago

Google is probably working pretty hard on this. After all, gmail users provide google with a lot of useful data.

Absolutely. They are working hard on crippling IMAP connectivity since they really prefer people to access Gmail on a web browser and look at ads.

Every time you leave the web browser, you basically halt your data stream of personal online activities to Google and worse, you aren't looking at the ads that generate >90% of Google's revenue. They hate it when you're not using a web browser or using one of their operating systems.

:) :p :D
Rating: 4 Positives
22 months ago
My guess is Google is currently investigating some exploit they found in Mail -- not to fix it, but to take advantage of it.
Rating: 4 Positives
22 months ago
Obviously Samsung is behind this
Rating: 3 Positives
22 months ago
Google is probably working pretty hard on this. After all, gmail users provide google with a lot of useful data.
Rating: 3 Positives
22 months ago
Why are more people not using Google Sync??

I see lots of people talking about sync issues with contact, calendar and mail. Google Sync provides push synchronization of all three! It works flawlessly with Gmail and Google Apps.

You can find the instructions on setting up Google Sync here (https://www.google.com/mobile/sync)
Rating: 2 Positives
22 months ago
GMail over ActiveSync... FTW!
Rating: 2 Positives
22 months ago
I don't use the Gmail option in mail accounts

Go to Exchange and use m.google.com as the mail server

Then you get push too and it hasn't been down the last 2 days :D
Rating: 2 Positives
22 months ago
"exceeding IMAP bandwidth limits"?

Only the top 5% of Gmail users are affected ;)
Rating: 2 Positives

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