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Topic # 23288 24-Jun-2008 18:36
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The last few weeks I have been getting these errors when trying to connect to gmail's POP servers:


But it only sometimes is like this, every hour or so I will get my emails in from gmail.


Anyone know why this is happening?
I haven't changed any settings, this problem just came out of the blue :(

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  Reply # 140252 24-Jun-2008 18:57
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Yes, I've had a similar problem...intermittent so not really sure what the problem is, email comes in, but you can't send. I changed the port from port 25 to port 587 and that seemed to sort it out. You do that from the Preferences menu. See how you go with that.



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  Reply # 140253 24-Jun-2008 19:00
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I don't have any problems sending emails, they always work for me, it's just trying to get emails in sometimes wont work.

This little "!" is really annoying me, being there all the time, thats why I want to try and get this issued fixed.

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  Reply # 140259 24-Jun-2008 19:14
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Do you have the download/update frequency set to something less than 5-10 minutes?

I used to have problems with the server rejecting me, which was soon solved by increasing my update frequency.

Have you also tried IMAP? Way better than using POP!




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  Reply # 140262 24-Jun-2008 19:19
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Yes, I also use IMAP...I'm also on .Mac mail, get that annoying ! mark as well, but comes and goes.



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  Reply # 140263 24-Jun-2008 19:20
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Yes I have my send/receive at 1 minute, I like to get my emails in ASAP Laughing but I will change it to 5 mins and see if that fixes it, if so then it looks like it's time to find a new account for my mail emails, as I like to get my emails in asap and not wait 5 mins Frown (I guess I could always use one from my webhost, where I can set my own restrictions Smile)

Yea I use IMAP too, with another one of my Gmail accounts, it works well yea, but will keep trailing it out for a bit, as that one also wont connect sometime :(

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  Reply # 140266 24-Jun-2008 19:24
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TechnoGuy001:
Yes I have my send/receive at 1 minute, I like to get my emails in ASAP Laughing but I will change it to 5 mins and see if that fixes it, if so then it looks like it's time to find a new account for my mail emails, as I like to get my emails in asap and not wait 5 mins Frown (I guess I could always use one from my webhost, where I can set my own restrictions Smile)

Yea I use IMAP too, with another one of my Gmail accounts, it works well yea, but will keep trailing it out for a bit, as that one also wont connect sometime :(

Do note that 1 minute intervals will flood the server with requests... and I think other email providers are going to do the same.

I used to have 2 minute checks, but this article was the answer to my problems.




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  Reply # 140270 24-Jun-2008 19:29
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All my other email providers don't seem to mind (yet) I have about 5-6 of them, all from different servers, but only have problems with Gmails one.

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  Reply # 140276 24-Jun-2008 19:38
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TechnoGuy001:
Yes I have my send/receive at 1 minute, I like to get my emails in ASAP 


Good grief, so you can't live with an average 2 minutes 30 seconds to get an email?

Man, burn-out here you come.




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  Reply # 140281 24-Jun-2008 19:41
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lol no, I like to get my emails fast Laughing
If there was a setting to have it constantly checking then I would have it on that Laughing
Since Gmail can't deliver I will move along to another for my urgent mail :)



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  Reply # 140289 24-Jun-2008 20:07
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ok, I had set my emails to check every 15 mins, but still that error comes up :(

my settings are right:




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  Reply # 140291 24-Jun-2008 20:14
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Username must be in the form of "username@gmail.com" and not "username". I think this is because of the use of "googlemail.com" in some countries...




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  Reply # 140292 24-Jun-2008 20:16
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oooh i see, it always worked like this, but I will change it and see if it fixes it.



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  Reply # 140295 24-Jun-2008 20:19
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Doesn't seem to make much difference: (im using gmail.com at the moment for my gmail emails)


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  Reply # 140299 24-Jun-2008 20:29
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Have you tried completely disabling and enabling POP or IMAP? (waiting a few minutes in between)

There maybe some sort of conflict... though I have absolutely no idea what the problem is behind it.




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  Reply # 140304 24-Jun-2008 20:42
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Just tried that, and nop still the same problem.

I posted this in the gmail groups: http://groups.google.com/group/Gmail-Help-POP-and-IMAP-en/browse_thread/thread/4bde8ba1a4610a6b?hl=en#
but have yet to get a reply :(

Maybe ill try and email Gmail somehow....

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