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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hindmost Avatar
154 months ago
Steve Jobs would have never allowed this ;)

Sadly, he did. And it was called 'the launch of Mobile-Me'
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Zach Vega Avatar
154 months ago
Good thing I use iCloud.
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cvaldes Avatar
154 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
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autrefois Avatar
154 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.
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shulerg Avatar
154 months ago
Google is probably working pretty hard on this. After all, gmail users provide google with a lot of useful data.
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samcraig Avatar
154 months ago
Obviously Samsung is behind this
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