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14-12-2008, 07:05 PM
Setup instructions are a bit vague on the Gmail site.

Does one use the 'Googlemail' option or the 'Email account' option? If the latter, the default POP setting is wrong.

Do you have to enable IMAP on your Gmail account to use this option?

Tried 'Googlemail' but it doesn't seem to work - even thought the POP port gets set to 995 like it should.

14-12-2008, 08:40 PM
See this link, I think it's what I used to set it up. Let me know if there are further problems


14-12-2008, 09:03 PM
That link has done the trick perfectly - thanks Ofthesea!!

14-12-2008, 09:09 PM
Isn't it just "Gmail" account?.

Its pop, and nothing else needs configuring

14-12-2008, 09:39 PM
The trick is in ensuring IMAP is switched on and changing the port numbers and the connection types - only one of which is the same as the setup for Outlook...