how to activate mail app?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by maryannemoll, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. maryannemoll

    maryannemoll Guest

    hi. i've been trying to activate my mail app for a while, but i just can't get it to work.

    i use gmail. maybe i'm inputting the wrong data in the fields?

    help! thanks.:confused:
     
  2. Sabonis

    Sabonis Active Member

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    Incoming mail server should be pop.gmail.com then input your username and password.
     
  3. elbert

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    What do you mean by activate? Are you able to run it but it won't download your mail successfully?
     
  4. maryannemoll

    maryannemoll Guest

    i mean i wasn't able to use it since the very beginning. will try what sabonis suggested.

    thanks!

    edit: this is what appears when i enter pop.gmail.com and my username and password: "Trying to log into the POP server “pop.gmail.com” has failed. Please make sure the username and password are correct. If you continue, you may not be able to receive any email."
     
  5. elbert

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    maybe you haven't placed the '@gmail.com' part in the username field.
     
  6. maryannemoll

    maryannemoll Guest

    did that already, and same thing happens.
     
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  9. maryannemoll

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    thanks! will try it now. :)

    ay, i'm not at home pala. will try it later. thanks! :)
     
  10. marcgalang

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    Have you activated pop access on your gmail account? Gmail doesn't allow pop access/download by default. To activate, you need to login on your gmail account, click settings, then "Forwarding and Pop", then select enable Pop. You can now download your emails provided that you have the correct settings on your Mac Mail App. Hope this helps. Goodluck!
     
  11. maryannemoll

    maryannemoll Guest

    did it! thanks so much! :) :)
     

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