- 11-21-2012, 05:39 PM #1
Hi guys, I've been trying to set up my gmail as exchange and ran into this problem. I can't figure out what to do next. This warning comes up when I try and sync (as per the instructions posted Severe Windows Phone 8 bug rears its head for Gmail users | Windows Phone Central)
- 11-21-2012, 08:43 PM #3
That's the problem. I don't know what the heck that is. I don't use the web interface for gmail and searching through the settings on it yielded no results. What is this google apps they speak of?
*I'm ignoring the fact that you were being facetious. I can obviously read the message, the question is what the **** does it mean and where do I find these settings?*
- 11-21-2012, 08:54 PM #4
firstname.lastname@example.org) or a Google Apps address (ie: email@example.com). Google Apps addresses are usually businesses or universities that use Google as the backend for their email servers.
- 11-21-2012, 09:18 PM #6
I got this message when I tried to set up more than 1 personal Gmail account on my phone. What fixed it for me was to remove the account (long press and "delete") and re-add it again. If you're getting that error, it means you've at least set up the account correctly (username, password, server address, that is). I would try to readd it and see if that works.
11-22-2012, 08:12 AM #10
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This may not be the most desirable solution but it does work. Get yourself a Hotmail account or whatever they call it now. Have Google forward all of your mail to this new address. Have WP sync to the Microsoft account you have setup.
Microsoft wants you to use there ecosystem. It will always work better than interfacing to another's system.
11-22-2012, 08:38 AM #11
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If it's a personal Gmail account then I don't believe you can set it up through ActiveSync.
I compared my personal Gmail account with my Google Apps account and the option to enable ActiveSync is only available on my Google Apps account. To set up my personal Gmail account on my 8X I went into email + accounts -> Add an Account -> Google.
11-23-2012, 11:38 AM #12
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It works for me if I do this:
-Add e-mail account ->Advanced setup
-enter my e-mail address & password
-Select Exchange ActiveSync
-enter my full e-mail address as the username
-set aspmx.l.google.com as the domain
-set m.google.com as the server
Just set it up this morning and it is syncing without issue. :)
11-23-2012, 12:27 PM #14
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The issue lies with Google. They have tweaked they IMAP2 protocols so much for Android, that when you try to use any other STANDARDS based application, you have tons of issue. They have optimized Gmail for the Android experience, so I would suggest migrating to another mail service.Talderon
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- 11-23-2012, 05:11 PM #16
Check this post out -- it's what I'm suing for my GMail (which is a Google Apps account though I think the instructions work for both Gmail and Google Apps)
Severe Windows Phone 8 bug rears its head for Gmail users | Windows Phone Central
11-24-2012, 07:48 PM #19
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