[GLLUG] gmail woes.

Sharon Kimble boudiccas at talktalk.net
Sun Dec 29 11:03:27 UTC 2013

On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:49:12 +0000
John Edwards <john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:42:04AM +0000, Sharon Kimble wrote:
> > Last night I tried setting up gmail on my android mobile in 'k9',
> > and I could get it working on pop3 but not imap, using the same
> > user-name and password in each case. The error report from imap was
> > that either the user-name or password was wrong, even though it was
> > the same in both cases! So does anyone know of any reason why imap
> > should not work please?
> <snip>
> Here's how gmail is configured in K9 on my Android phone:
> Username is the full email address including the domain
> IMAP server = imap.gmail.com
> Security = SSL/TLS (always)
> Authentication = plain
> Port = 993
> Auto-detect IMAP namespace is enabled
> Compression is enabled
And that’s what I have too, but it comes back with 'setup could not
finish, Username or password incorrect (). Continue/Edit details'

Its currently set to not poll for emails to be downloaded, as is the pop
gmail account too, which wants to download emails from 2005! I should

It uses the same username, the same password, as the pop setup, which
works, but for some reason its not accepting it from imap. Its very

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