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    Need help with Mac Mail and gmail
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    Need help with Mac Mail and gmail
    I am having a problem setting up Mac mail to connect to gmail through IMAP. I have followed the instructions on gmail, but it still does not get mail. In the Mail window the Inbox has a triangle with an exclamation point inside it.
    It has this error "There may be a problem with the mail server or network. Check the settings for account “Gmail” or try again.

    The server error encountered was: The connection to the server “imap.gmail.com” on port 993 timed out".
    I can send mail, but it has the triangle with the exclamation point and I get the same unable to connect message, except I have the option to "Stay Offline" or "Take All Accounts Online".

    I don't know if this matters, I am using OS X.5 on a PM G4 Dual 1.25. I am connected by ethernet to my router ( Westell 7500). I have port forwarding setup and OS X Firewall to allow all incoming connections.

    I can't figure out what I am overlooking. Thanks for your help.
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    Need help with Mac Mail and gmail
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    MacMail vs. Gmail problem
    I just set my macBook Pro up just as you are attempting. I had no problems, using>How-to: Proper Gmail IMAP for iPhone & Apple Mail - Derek Punsalan - 5ThirtyOne as a guide. I don't know if this will be of any help, but you might check it out...

    Good Luck...

    RB

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    Need help with Mac Mail and gmail
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    Ok, I changed my Firewall setting on my router and now it's working.
    Macs have common sense, Windows is senseless.

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