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I've added my gmail account to Mail.app

It worked find in previous days, and downloaded thousands of previous mails.

But now, it can't connect to gmail server for days.

What's the matter here?

Here is my config in account setting:

Account Type: Gmail IMAP
Email Address: xxx@gmail.com
Incoming Mail Server: imap.gmail.com
User Name: xxx@gmail.com
Password: xxxxxx

And also, is there any means that I can view the transaction log of Mail.app? Maybe there I can find more information.

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I have a same problem, And can't solve it you can see : superuser.com/questions/143318/… –  Am1rr3zA May 31 '10 at 8:26
    
Does webmail access still work? This recent question superuser.com/questions/146913/… is about SMTP access, but it talks about logging which applies equally well to IMAP servers. –  Steve Folly May 31 '10 at 11:01
    
webmail works fine, only IMAP doesn't work –  Johnny May 31 '10 at 23:28
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What does the "Window -> Connection Doctor" show? –  Matteo Sep 15 '11 at 19:02

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Thorough explanation for setup of IMAP GMail in Mail.app: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77695

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I've changed from IMAP to POP, and now it works.

The trick here is that you can't specify your gmail address when adding a new account, in that way, Mail.app will automatically use IMAP for your gmail account.

Just use another address, and in the manual setting, set up the gmail POP server.

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Did you disable IMAP somehow? Personally, I always prefer IMAP to POP. Instructions for enabling gmail IMAP here: mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77695 –  ghoppe Jun 1 '10 at 18:49
    
Do you not have IMAP enabled on your account? Always use IMAP when possible. It's security is better and if you delete an email from Mail.app, it will also delete it from the server and your other devices (iPhone, etc.) Consider reading this: mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77695 –  Cole Johnson Nov 26 '12 at 18:04
    
You may want to mark this as accepted. –  Cole Johnson Nov 26 '12 at 18:05

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