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Setting up to receive Gmail

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Luzern
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Setting up to receive Gmail

I use Fossamail as my email client and also am attempting to follow Matt Wheeler's article, so I can read messages sent to my Gmail account there. I am having difficulty..

I think I am reading right, that the settings are as from his article

 Other settings you may need.

You'll need to give a few more details when you're setting up your email application. They can be pretty confusing, so here's what to use.

 

  IMAP POP
Incoming server imap.plus.net mail.plus.net
Incoming port 143 110
Outgoing server relay.plus.net relay.plus.net
Outgoing port 587 (recommended) or 25 587 (recommended) or 25
SSL/TLS No No
SMTP Authentication
(only needed if you're sending emails from a non-Plusnet Internet connection)*
Yes Yes
* This is only available if you've got an active Plusnet broadband account

A shot of my attempted settings is attached. The password has been entered several times, and as to SMPT authentication, there is no sign of the optiion being available.

What am I missing? Please help! 

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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geek26
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Re: Setting up to receive Gmail

If your using gmail you need to use IMAP settings for gmail not plusnet at the moment it's not working because your trying to verify your gmail account with plusnet which won't work as plusnet don't run gmail.

Browni
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Re: Setting up to receive Gmail

As @geek26 says you need to use Gmail's settings which you can find here.

A word of caution, Gmail doesn't play nicely with email clients so there may be some other tweaks required.

I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
RPMozley
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Re: Setting up to receive Gmail

Fix
Here's gmail IMAP server settings:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7126229?hl=en

Rats, beaten to the punch @Browni
That's RPM to you!!
Browni
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Re: Setting up to receive Gmail

I'm typing one handed as well lol.
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
Luzern
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Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: Setting up to receive Gmail

Thanks all! You must think that I am really stupid; you're right! I put it down to trying to solve the other trubles written of in the forum

No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.