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    I have a new gmail account on my iPad 2, and I have synced my contacts (address book) from the iMac.

    But gmail apparently can't find my contacts' email addresses. Do I have to type them in each time?

    Thanks for any input.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Have a look at this link to sync your contacts.
    http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138740

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

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    Thanks, Leelai. Followed the instructions, but couldn't get past the dialog box where a 'server' was required. Tried 'Verizon' , but that didn't work. Any other suggestions? I'd really like to get iPad to recognize my contacts.

    Alternatively, is there a different web-mail account which might be better on the iPad? Hotmail?

    Thanks again.

    Nick
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    Did you follow the instructions for the server part

    10. When the new Server field appears, enter m.google.com.
    11. Press Next at the top of your screen again.

    If you didn't try again.

    Gmail is a very popular one, maybe even the preferred.
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    Thanks again Leelai. Will try again stat. Your time is appreciated.

    Nick
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    Each time I reach the 'exchange' page, it informs me that the account already exists, and I can go no farther. And it still doesn't recognize my contacts.

    But thanks anyway, Leelai.

    Nick

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