Imap.gmail.com is not responding ... Why?

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  1. WhydidIbuyit
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    What does this pop up mean:

    Cannot get mail

    The mail server "iMap.gmail.com" is not responding. Verify that you have entered the correct account info in mail settings

    This popup comes on every time I go to my email. I don't understand what it means.
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    Delete the account and then create a new one with the same settings. That worked for me.
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    Checked that link. Didn't seem to be what I needed. I have several email accounts. They all appear to be working ... So I remain confused.
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    Stupid question but did you recheck your password ?
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    I had that issue when I changed passwords and forgot to tell my devices
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    No ...passwords not changed. I'm still getting that constant pop up. Seem to be getting all my mail.
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    Did you ever find a fix for this? I'm having the same problem...I thought it was because I'm running a beta of ios 6, but maybe not.
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    This just started happening to me. The not-so-funny thing is that I have 3 gmail accounts on iPad & on my 4S. Two accounts continued to function perfectly on both devices. Very frustrating.
    YMMV
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    I also started receiving this message a few hours ago, and similar situation, I have 3 gmail accounts, two are fine but one is not! Any new ideas on how to fix this?
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    Having this problem too with GMAIL

    This hassle began for me on 8.8.12 in the afternoon.

    I have an iPad and and iPhone out of commission with "imap.gmail.com not responding" server issue.

    I have 2 desktops (1PC + 1Mac). Both are fine accessing the same gmail account the iPad and iPhone can't access. Very weird.

    Like others, nothing has changed about my password and I had not fiddled with 'Settings.'

    Based on other forum input, I added a server to my mail settings: imap.googlemail.com : -() No luck.

    Since we can't call Google, hope to find a solution here soon.... : -)
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    I've configured that third account as an Exchange account in order to have access to it on my idevice but i'm not happy with that if it's the only answer since it implies future failures with the other two. this silence from google is quite disturbing.
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    I too have just started having this problem and have tried all the suggestions. I can get to it via safari it is the mail app that's not working...
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    +1 more having this same issue. Mail delivery on my iPad2 stopped on 8.8.12.

    Cannot receive email on my iPad2. Getting the same "imap.gmail.com not responding" error.

    Mail delivery is working in Safari and Firefox on my Mac.

    Like others, nothing has changed about my password and I had not fiddled with 'Settings.'

    Kinda makes me wonder if someone mucked up a firewall port somewhere. Wonder if we're all sharing the same mail server.
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    Are you all running ios 5 or are any of you on the beta ios 6?
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    Ios5
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    I05 here too. I tried setting it up as an exchange account but it tells me it's unable to verify the info. I put the server as imap.gmail.com is this correct or should i be using something else?
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    If you recently reset your security settings on Gmail, you will get that popup that OP posted. This is how I was able to get my email working properly again:

    --By signing onto Gmail via web browser on iPad, logging on, clicking on Account, going to Security, and clicking on Authorizing Applications and Sites.

    --Then I generated what it calls an Application-specific password.

    --Once I got that password, I went to iPad's Settings > Mail, Contacts and Calendars and opened my email account settings and entered the password.

    I had to do that for each Gmail account that I have.

    I had to do this after I upgraded my security settings because of news of that big hacking attack on tech writer Mat Honan, which exposed flaws in Apple and Amazon security. One of the suggestions following that was to upgrade Gmail security, to try to ward off similar attacks.
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    @Kaykaykay I activated the 2 step process along with the Application Specific password, made the changes on the iPad (got verification) and still getting the same error. Similar to others have stated this issue came up yesterday with no previous issues.

    I guess I may have to do without gmail access on my iPad.

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