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Tuesday, 19 June 2007

HOWTO: Get gmail via POP on the N800

(There's always a missing step.)

First and foremost, just delete the gmail attempt you made before stumbling across this webpage. You can have two gmail accounts going, even if the not-quite-working version isn't the default. I don't know if you have to delete all your other accounts or just the other gmail accounts. (This is the missing step).

Next: enable POP in Gmail.

Then, open mail on your device and do the following (from: http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-6104.html)

  1. In the email app menu, select Accounts -> New Account
  2. On Screen "1/4"
    Account Name: gmail
    Account Type: pop3
  3. Screen 2/4
    User name: recent:@gmail.com
    Password:
    Email Address: @gmail.com
  4. Screen 3/4
    Incoming Server: pop.gmail.com
    Outgoing Server: smtp.gmail.com
  5. Screen 4/4. Click Advanced.
  6. Incoming Tab:
    Retrieve: Messages and Attachments
    Leave Messages on Server: [x]
    Password Authentication: Normal
    Security: SSL
    Incoming email Port: 995
  7. Outgoing Tab:
    SMTP Authentication: Login
    User name: recent:@gmail.com
    Password:
    Security: SSL
    Outgoing email Port: 465

NOTE it is important to use "recent:@gmail.com" as the login name because this will allow MULTIPLE email clients to get mail from gmail via Pop (eg, when using BOTH the N800 and Outlook). If "recent:" is not used then only ONE Pop client will be able to get the emails from the server (first come first serve).

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