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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by homey, May 26, 2011.

  1. homey

    homey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have gmail working on the gmail app but how on earth do I get push email working with K9?
    Is there a definitive idiots guide to just get K9 working with gmail to give push emails? Ive been trying for a couple of days but I just keep getting "Cannot connect to server (IOException)" errors all the time when I try and configure the account.

    Has anyone succesfully done this?

  2. suj

    suj Lurker

    What version of android are you running?
  3. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    Are you putting in the whole address (i.e @gmail.com) when setting up the account? I've set up k9 dozens of times without issue. If you keep having this problem, give maildroid a try. Similar features with a somewhat simpler interface.
  4. homey

    homey Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thx guys. I found this after digging around for a while, it may help someone:

    Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings (on the gmail settings page on the web)

    On your phone, press < Home >, then open the Email application.

    On the 'Your accounts' page, select Next to get started with setup.

    Enter your full Gmail address and password, then select Next.

    On the next screen, you can give the account a nickname and choose the name to display on your outgoing messages. Tap Done.

    And you're done. You can verify your settings from the Inbox view by tapping < Menu > > Account settings.

    Incoming settings
    IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
    Port: 993
    Security type: SSL (always)

    Outgoing settings
    SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
    Port: 465
    Security type: SSL (always)

    Now it works!

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