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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lob, May 21, 2010.

  1. lob

    lob Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I see it is possible to receive Gmail through the HTC mail app/widget but I have not yet found out how this is possible.

    My Google account with Gmail app is working well with the phone- however, when I try to set up the HTC mail app at asks me if I want to use Exchange ActiveSynce or other (POP3/IMAP). I selected 'other' because I have enabled both POP and IMAP in the Gmail settings on my desktop.

    When I type in my username and password an error message appears.

    How have other people managed to use the HTC mail app with Gmail?

    Many thanks :D

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  2. SurfXombie

    SurfXombie Member

    In the HTC email app setup a new account for the GMail
    Protocol = IMAP
    Email Addr = XXX@gmail.com (or whatever yours is)
    Username = XXX@gmail.com
    Password = <your password>
    IMAP Server = imap.gmail.com
    Security Type = SSL
    Server Port = 993

    Login required = Tick
    Password = <your password>
    SMTP Server = smtp.gmail.com
    Security Type = SSL
    Server port = 465

    NOTE: If you don't want the GMail to be pulled on the main account then you can disable that
    Menu>Accounts&Settings>Google>Sync Google Mail
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  3. Pojken

    Pojken Well-Known Member

    I did easily. I chose POP3 as well and then entered my username and password. It may have automatically added the @gmail.com. Any how, it works fine. I have both a Hotmail and Gmail account - to switch between the two, just tap the corner. You can also put shortcuts on the screen, which I did.

  4. cnanthony

    cnanthony Newbie

    I have done this only issue I have is that it doesn't sync with Gmail, so I have to enter Gmail to manage my account (delete, tag and move emails) but I do like it for quick viewing of emails and is linked via Exchange Sync to my work email.
  5. anurag.jain

    anurag.jain Lurker

  6. c_man

    c_man Well-Known Member

    Any particular advantages of using the HTC Mail app over the GMail app?

    One thing I find frustrating in the GMail app is when you reply or forward emails with several lines of text, the text at the bottom keeps getting cut off?? Anyone else?
  7. c_man

    c_man Well-Known Member

  8. dmystic1

    dmystic1 Member

    Can't seem to get it to work with a standard/free google apps email.:mad:
  9. marshalex

    marshalex Member

    seems like there is no option with the htc app to view the emails html for gmail (unless i'm missing something here?) got the option for my exchange account but not for the gmail account
  10. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    Has anyone else got this working?

    The gmail app sucks big time - but with a standard mail app you won't get label support or threaded messages...........I don't think.
  11. The mail app comes with a Widget (only on Sense UI?) that you can preview new messages reply and delete all without leaving the home screen. The gmail app feels almost as if it is a browser running gmail.

    Also someone said it doesn't support labels, but that's not exactly true. Exchange and pop/imap interfaces just interpret labels as folders.
  12. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member

    Domain should be google
  13. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    There are gmail widgets in market that will do the same job as the HTC one.

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