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Authored by: lebowski on Nov 16, '04 04:43:13AM
Interestingly, the gmail support page says that for incoming mail we should use username as the username, not username@gmail.com, and for the outgoing server they say the @gmail.com extension should be applied.

This hint says that for both incoming and outgoing mail the @gmail extension is needed.

Personally, i found that i didn't need the extension for incoming mail, and was unable to send mail if i added the extension there (as both gmail and this hint said i should do).

So, for clarity, for both incoming and outgoing mail my username is simply username, not username@gmail.com. Maybe that will solve some other people's problems...

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Configure Mail for Gmail POP access
Authored by: ecammit on Nov 16, '04 03:00:52PM

I found that it has worked with the username@gmail.com in both spots. If you go to the gmail documentation (not sure if they changed this since your writing), you'll notice that if your read the text it says...

5. Enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com') in the 'User Name:' field.

and

10. Select 'Password' next to 'Authentication:,' and enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com) and Gmail password.

...but if you look at the pictures, the pop settings uses just username, while the smtp uses username@gmail.com



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