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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:22 AM  
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Default How do you configure Gmail with Exchange/ActiveSync?

Hi, I'm trying to configure my Gmail account using Exchange ActiveSync but cannot find the settings anywhere. Using the details from my iPhone don't seem to work. Android just says it cannot connect to the server. Any ideas?

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Im no expert but i don't thing you should be using exchange set up for gmail. If you go into settings, accounts and sync, add account, in there you will see a setting for google. that is one I used for my gmail account..
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itís actually quite easy. Select exchange account as type of new account, use your gmail address for user name and regular gmail password. Server is m.google.com, domain is ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. Thatís it. Been doing this for a year no with various android builds and it works perfectly with push. In Gmail, turn off notifications else you get double notifications.
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itís actually quite easy. Select exchange account as type of new account, use your gmail address for user name and regular gmail password. Server is m.google.com, domain is ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. Thatís it. Been doing this for a year no with various android builds and it works perfectly with push. In Gmail, turn off notifications else you get double notifications.
As I said above, Iím no expert.. but what advantages do you get setting gmail up your way described above, against the way I advised?

If there are advantages, then I will set up "stevehy" way..
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The only advantage is to have one point for all email. I have seven accounts, some IMAP, some pop. I want a unified mailbox where all mail gets deposited, but I want gmail push to work as well as it works in the gmail client, hence the settiings.
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The only advantage is to have one point for all email. I have seven accounts, some IMAP, some pop. I want a unified mailbox where all mail gets deposited, but I want gmail push to work as well as it works in the gmail client, hence the settiings.
That is a bonus and worth doing... so Im off to set it up.. thanks given..

UPDATE

Ah, just realised.. I can only have one exchange account on the phone.. So can't set it up....
Thanks anyway..
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itís actually quite easy. Select exchange account as type of new account, use your gmail address for user name and regular gmail password. Server is m.google.com, domain is ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. Thatís it. Been doing this for a year no with various android builds and it works perfectly with push. In Gmail, turn off notifications else you get double notifications.
Thanks for the info but I can't get this to work. All I get is 'Cannot connect to server'.
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When you are asked for your username make sure it is your entire gmail address; user@gmail.com. Must do this in all fields where asked for this. Also, donít change any security settings from default (ssl should be enabled).
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When you are asked for your username make sure it is your entire gmail address; user@gmail.com. Must do this in all fields where asked for this. Also, donít change any security settings from default (ssl should be enabled).
The options I have are;

Email address: My Gmail email address
Password: My Gmail password
Domain/User Name: Here I put ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Exchange server: m.google.com

These settings don't work for me.
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There is obviously another problem here. I have set this up on more than 10 phones, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc. And never what you are experiencing. I would look elsewhere, sorry.
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There is obviously another problem here. I have set this up on more than 10 phones, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc. And never what you are experiencing. I would look elsewhere, sorry.
OK, thanks for your help.
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The options I have are;

Email address: My Gmail email address
Password: My Gmail password
Domain/User Name: Here I put ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Exchange server: m.google.com

These settings don't work for me.
Your Domain/UserName should be ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM/username@gmail.com
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My Galaxy Tab 7 from Verizon was updated to Gingerbread and I was able to have more than one Exchange accounts; so I setup all my gmail accounts as Exchange accounts. The settings worked great, but I'm having a problem retrieving my messages. I'm geting the "Message Fetch Error. Try Again" error whenever I press the Load more details button.

How do I fix this.
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I'm having similar problems to some of the (old) posts above on my Galaxy Note.

To my great surprise I marginally prefer the Touchwiz email app to the gmail app - I don't do much labelling etc and I like the unread count that defaults on the default email app. I can set it up fine with IMAP but ideally I'd like to enable push with the Exchange settings.

Anyone know how? I tried stevehy's helpful suggestions but alas, didn't work.

I figure the settings will be largely the same on the Note as they are on the S2.
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Talking Thanks for Gmail with Exchange/ActiveSync settings

I started to enter following settings on my samsung galaxy note:

Email address: myid@ gmail .com
Password: my gmail password
Domain: aspmx.l.google.com
Exchange server: m.google.com

after the communication with google server the setting appears as follows:

Domain\User name: aspmx.l.google.com\myid@ gmail .com
Password: my gmail password
Exchange server: m.google.com

Working fine & perfect gmail push :-)

Note: Galaxy note supports multiple Exchange accounts.
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