I’ve been browsing the Heliocity forums, trying to catch up on everything I’ve missed — and it seems there’s a LOT! LOL I ran across some great articles: Video Ringtone Tutorial, Tips for syncing your calendar, … and a lot more.
One that I ran across I found particularly helpful, discussing Gmail. Now that Google has so graciously opened up IMAP, we can now use it on the Ocean. How cool is that? :D
Because between you and me, the current/default Gmail app on the Ocean sucks ass.
So, without further ado (and a world of thanks to peetre001 for posting his settings), here’s what I am currently using to snag my Gmail:
Firstly, check your Gmail account and make sure that IMAP is enabled. To do this, go to Settings, Forwarding and POP/IMAP, and under IMAP Access make sure Enable IMAP is checked. Save your changes and now go to your Helio Ocean.
Go to the main menu and choose Message to access your email accounts. To set up a new account, go to Menu, 2/Setup Email Accounts. Once inside Email Accounts, go to Menu, 1/New Mailbox.
My settings are as follows, but feel free to deviate from the directions where appropriate:
- Set as Default — I left this unchecked, as I want my MyHelio account to stay the default account.
- Mailbox Name — I named mine Gmail IMAP to distinguish it from the other.
- Username — This is your Gmail username (email address): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password — Put your Gmail password here.
- Display Name — Put whatever you want set as your “from” name here.
- Email Address — This is your Gmail address: email@example.com
- Use Signature — Check this if you want to specify a signature for your emails.
- Signature — If Use Signature is checked, your signature can be edited here.
- Incoming Mail Server Type — Set to IMAP.
- Incoming Mail Server — Set to imap.gmail.com
- Incoming Mail Server Port — Set to 993.
- Incoming Mail Server Secure — Make sure this is checked!
- Outgoing Mail Server — Set to smtp.gmail.com
- Outgoing Mail Server Port — Set to 465.
- Outgoing Mail Server Secure — Make sure this is checked!
- Outgoing Username — This is the same as your Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Outgoing Password — Put your Gmail password here.
- Date sort order — Set to your preference. I set mine to Descending.
Be sure to click SAVE! That’s it. You’re all set!
Again, I’d like to thank peetre001 and all the participants in the Heliocity forums for their tireless efforts in sharing Helio and Ocean related knowledge and tips to make our proverbial mobile lives easier! ;)
peetre here…i googled my name and i found it on this site, just wanted to say thank you for all the recognition, and i hope my posts make your lives easier…enjoy
My pleasure. A little link love is the least I can do for all that y’all have done to help me/us. :D
You rock! I couldn’t get it to work, because the port number was wrong for inbound (I had 995). Thank you!
So does this mean that the e-mail will be instantly delivered and show up in the Ocean mailbox without having to check it? I don’t own an Ocean but was looking at one. I currently have the BlackBerry 8320 and love the push e-mail. But the Ocean has a lot of wonderful things, especially the new YouTube application they just released.
Jeremy – push isn’t supported for Gmail on the Ocean AFAIK.
I cant get this to work at all! I either get an invalid password error or server error. It worked one time and hasnt worked since. Anyone know what the prob could be? I doubled, triple quadrouple checked everything including my gmail settings
It’s still working for me. Have you changed your GMail password recently? Or have you changed any of the email/IMAP/POP/etc. settings?
hmm. everytime i click save, the incoming port reverts back to 143
Krafty: in GMail’s settings, or the Ocean’s?
Thanks for the info, this also works for the Fin. :grin:
iDevin – Great! I’m glad that it was able to help you. :)
Umm…so if it still does not “push” the mail to my ocean, then there is effectively no difference whatesoever between using the pop and imap? What is the point of switching over then? I am confused.
Robin: Unlike POP, IMAP supports back and forth communication between your Ocean and Gmail. If you set up your Ocean to read your Gmail using IMAP, every time you read a message it will be marked as read on the web interface. If you delete a message on your desktop, it will be deleted from the web. (and so forth…)
However, if you use POP, you’ll have to repeat all of those actions when you login via the Gmail web interface.
so the whole idea behind IMAP is to have to only do a email process once and what i mean by this is if from my ocean device i delete or read a message as soon as i log onto the gmail from my regular pc web based connection i will see that the message has either been marked as read or deleted, depending what action i do from my ocean device. Do not get Gmail IMAP and “push email” service confused….Gmail IMAP is not push it simply provides a more simple and easier to manager “archiving system” if u will. if u want to get alerts to show u have new mail in your gmail mailbox i recommend u forward your email from your gmail mail account to your myhelio.com account. check out this link and this awesome forum to get the answers you are looking for. everyone is very helpful and you will get answers in a timely manner
hope this helps out alittle …everyone have a great new year
Outdated blog.. but maybe someone else will stumble upon this. I have the same problem has krafty. I follow the directions step by step, then save. My incoming port reverts to 143 on the Ocean.
In case someone stumbles upon this, push email is supported now.
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