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#11261 12-Jan-2007 12:46
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Hi
I am trying to set up my Qtek to pick up mail from my Gmail account that has been enabled for POP.
It connects to the vodafone GPRS network OK but then just sits there saying "Connecting..." for ages before timing out with an error.
I have set it up with
Email address
Your name
User name
Password
Service type
Incoming mail
Outgoing mail
Domain

Vodafone helpdesk suggested that the gmail POP password is different to the gmail webpage access password, but I can find no reference on the Gmail help for a separate POP password.
Can anyone suggest where I should try next, please.

Thanks

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  #57716 12-Jan-2007 13:15
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PSLog: Hi

I am trying to set up my Qtek to pick up mail from my Gmail account that has been enabled for POP.

It connects to the vodafone GPRS network OK but then just sits there saying "Connecting..." for ages before timing out with an error.

I have set it up with

Email address

Your name

User name

Password

Service type

Incoming mail

Outgoing mail

Domain



Vodafone helpdesk suggested that the gmail POP password is different to the gmail webpage access password, but I can find no reference on the Gmail help for a separate POP password.

Can anyone suggest where I should try next, please.



Thanks


Note that gmail does not use the standard POP (110) and SMTP (25) ports. Depending on your email client you may have a field to enter the port number to use, or you may have to enter the port after a colon, i.e. pop.gmail.com:995 and smtp.gmail.com:465.

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  #57718 12-Jan-2007 13:28
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Hmmm.. Do these phones have different ports that you can specify? If so, can you point me to where you would do this, please.

I noticed that my inputs for the various settings did not show up in my original post (included within greater and les than signs) but they were:
Email address *gmail address complete with gmail.com*
Your name *my name*
User name *same email adress as 2 above*
Password *password as specifically re-set on the gmail website*
Service type *POP3*
Incoming mail *pop.gmail.co,*
Outgoing mail *smtp2.vodafone.net.nz*
Domain *blank*

All help gratefully received.

 
 
 
 


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  #57964 15-Jan-2007 17:50
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Try applying these changes:


Incoming mail pop.gmail.com:995
Outgoing mail smtp.gmail.com:465

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  #57971 15-Jan-2007 19:33
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Thanks for your reply.
I have now tried these changes but the result is just the same.
I think I read somewhere that I need to set a seperate password for my gmail POP account. but I have not been able to find any place on the gmail website where I am asked to set up a seperate POP password (as distinct from my normal gmail login).
BTW the POP account is working fine as that is how I normally pick up my gmail messages to a normal mail client.
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#57974 15-Jan-2007 19:43
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You don't need a separate password. I have just configured a GMAIL account on my Pocket PC to test the procedure.

Start by creating a new account. Enter your name, user and password. In the server names enter exactly what was suggested by lyonrouge. That's all. There's no need for separate authentication. It took me about 2 minutes to create the account and have the e-mails downloaded to my Pocket PC.

User name can be your user name only or with @gmail.com, it doesn't matter what you use.

Make sure you are using an APN that provides access to the Internet, not WAP only. This can be web.vodafone.net.nz for example.





 

 

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  #57982 15-Jan-2007 20:38
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I have done everything as you have covered.
The only question is your final statement about APN. Please explain that as I don't follow what you mean.
What is APN?

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  #58209 18-Jan-2007 07:50
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An APN is an Access Point Name. it identifies a gateway in the cellular network that has access to other networks (public & private). If yours is set to a WAP gateway you would only get WDP/IP (a derivative of UDP for WAP, as the W sugests).

this setting is in Settings, Connection, Manage Connections.

the default is www.vodafone.net.nz, see articles on this website for pros and cons of the different APN selections.

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