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22
May 2015

Gavin Pickin

Strange offline issues with Mac Mail and Gmail over Imap

Techie Gotchas

This is a super short and sweet post, mainly a reminder for myself. Using a mac, I have moved over to using Mac Mail, and for the most part it behaves pretty well.Sometimes I have noticed that I lose my IMAP mail connection with Google. You know that GOOGLE and Gmail should not be down, so what is the problem?

It turns out, when you add a Gmail account in mac mail, the server it defaults to is imap,gmail.com. I do not know if it is a load issue, or something else but the fix just required me switching it to another server name.

Use Server: imap.googlemail.com
Instead of : imap.gmail.com

Since then, I have not any issues... strange, but easy fix.
Hope this helps someone, even if its me in a few months

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