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Windows 8 Thread, Metro Mail = Fail! in Technical; Originally Posted by sted mines fine with gmail/office365/hotmail even coppies accounts to other pcs just not passwords When I try ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    mines fine with gmail/office365/hotmail even coppies accounts to other pcs just not passwords
    When I try and add Gmail it says incorrect details but I know the details are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstech View Post
    When I try and add Gmail it says incorrect details but I know the details are correct.
    Does your Gmail account have any periods in it, but you're trying to login without them? For instance, mine is firstname.lastname@gmail.com, but I usually log in to mail.google.com just as firstnamelastname@gmail.com. I found that the mail app doesn't like this, and forced me to use the periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstech View Post
    I can't get the mail app to work with anything other than, exchange server and Hotmail/outlook.com. I keep trying Gmail and it never works. Has anyone else had this problem?
    I've had trouble with Gmail too. I did manage to add it eventually, though it took a few tries over a couple of days. Check if there are any updates (open the Store app) and try logging in to Gmail in your browser, then adding the account again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageSto View Post
    Does your Gmail account have any periods in it, but you're trying to login without them? For instance, mine is firstname.lastname@gmail.com, but I usually log in to mail.google.com just as firstnamelastname@gmail.com. I found that the mail app doesn't like this, and forced me to use the periods.
    My email address firstname.initial.Surname08@gmail.com. This is how I log in to the website aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I've had trouble with Gmail too. I did manage to add it eventually, though it took a few tries over a couple of days. Check if there are any updates (open the Store app) and try logging in to Gmail in your browser, then adding the account again.
    I have just got mine to work with the imail settings but it won't connect to Gmail so it can download my contacts and calendar.

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    Just got a W8 tablet and tried again, bang, worked with imp, exchange 2003 and 2010.

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    I found out what the problem i was having. It was because i was tacking the box that said about adding the calender and your contacts. Then i found out there was a update for the mail app which then removed that setting. Mine is all working fine now.

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