Trouble setting up additional Gmail account

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Norma Goulette, Mar 4, 2013.


Gmail account trouble

  1. Only two accounts allowed

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  2. Clear mailboxes

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  1. Norma Goulette

    Norma Goulette New Member

    Mar 4, 2013
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    I just tried to add another gmail address and it says it cannot get mail. This would be my third email account. I didn't have any trouble setting up the first two. Is there a limit? Do I need to clear out my mailboxes daily? I'm stymied! Please advise.
  2. iPutz

    iPutz Zealot

    Nov 20, 2012
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    I'm assuming all three accounts are G-mail accounts although it should not make a difference. Compare the mail settings from a working G-mail account, on your phone, to the one giving you trouble to see if a setting is different maybe. Is there any difference between the account name or password, as set-up on G-mail and the one in the phone. One letter or special character different, an underscore or space missing or extra, ? My iPhone 5 has one G-mail, one Yahoo, three addresses from my home ISP and two from work. After a couple minor glitches when setting them up I have had no problems, the phone should be able to handle multiple addresses easily.
  3. EverythingApple

    EverythingApple Evangelist

    Jul 28, 2010
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    I have three active Gmail accounts and a handful more inactive, so there is no limit, as far as I know.
  4. Mathew Connelly


    Jul 13, 2011
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    Check your Gmail account settings and ensure that you have enabled POP and IMAP under the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP"

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