Hero: Google account not GMAIL account?


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  1. kuba.g

    kuba.g Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is it possible to use a google account for features such as google contacts and latitude?

    I know this is not possible for Android market, but would it be possible for other google products?

    I saw it is possible on this Android 2.0 review: Android 2.0 Review: Almost Human
    Did they remove this feature from the 2.1 that Hero uses, or can't I just find it?

    Thanks for your help!
     

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  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    What do you mean by a google vs a gmail account? I thought you could make an account for any one of their services and it would work for every service they offer.
     
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    kuba.g Member This Topic's Starter

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    My HTC Hero doesn't accept google accounts with another domain than gmail accounts: invalid username/password error. It only accepts @gmail accounts.
     
  4. adz63

    adz63 Well-Known Member

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    if i am understanding this right you have for eg kubag@googlemail.com account yeah and the only account that will work is gmail.com

    if so all googlemail accounts are now gmail.com just put for eg kubag@gmail.com

    my google account used to be googlemail.com , but i can now use gmail.com .. you can still log in google with your googlemail.com tho

    hope thats what you are on about , if not theres some useless info for ya lol
     
  5. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    Kuba, what does your email address end with? @.....?

    The only two I know of are @googlemail and @gmail, which both should work.

    EDIT: Unless you mean a business google apps email address (which would have a unique ending)? I've heard those don't have access to everything.

    (No need to post the @..... bit if it is a google apps account).
     
  6. PaulC

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    I was trying to setup a hero using my google apps enterprise account and it didn't work :(

    Bit disappointing as I have all my contacts, mail, calendar etc in that account.
     
  7. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    Did you try setting up your emails so you can send/receive from your gapps account via the gmail account?
     
  8. kuba.g

    kuba.g Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, it is a google apps account, so the domain (@....) has nothing to do with google (it's different).

    I have still not found any possible way to sync this account with my Hero which is very disappointing as Google Apps uses exactly the same interface as gmail so I supposed it would be possible. I can only check my email by logging in via the browser.

    I HAVE registered my email as a google account (not gmail, just a google account with my personal @.... address) with no problem (I can use Google Docs, Latitude etc on my PC), but my HTC Hero doesn't accept it.:mad:

    Any ideas?
     
  9. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    What I was suggesting is, you create a throwaway gmail account. Then you set that account up so that it pulls all of your emails from the google apps account (POP only I'm afraid :() and set it up so your gmail account can send mail via your google apps acount (and does so by default).

    For all intents and purposes you have now got your non-gmail email address working with the gmail app :) I do this for my university email address, for example.

    The only weak link is the fact the gmail account pulls emails down via POP and you cannot set how often it does this. Sometimes you can be waiting a good few minutes for emails to appear. I imagine if you set it up so that the google apps account forwarded to the gmail account in stead it would be better, but I haven't tried this.
     

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