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I have been trying to sync my school e mail, powered by g mail for quite some time, since I got the phone 2 months ago, actually. At first I (and hope i still am) thought i was simply doing something wrong.

Now, the e mail is "powered by Google" not actually a Google address, but it looks identical to my normal e mail which is indeed through Google.

It is as follows:
lastname.firstname@student.oaklandcc.edu

I tried troubleshooting it via Settings>Forwarding and POP/IMAP on the g mail page on my PC.
I turned ON both POP Download and IMAP Access, then i realized there is no support for Android via POP (according to their list of supported devices), so progressed to the IMAP settings, where, indeed, Android is supported here.

I set everything up in my phone according to their instructions here. At any rate, I cannot seem to get it to work, i get an error that reads "Authentification failed. Please verify your username/passord." It gets hung up right after I type all this jargon in
" Incoming settings
IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Security type: SSL (always)"

I have verified it countless times... am I unable to get this set up because it is an odd e mail address?

Note, If i change the IMAP server to imap.oaklandcc.edu it says it cannot verify, but it does not say the password/username is erroneous
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I have been trying to sync my school e mail, powered by g mail for quite some time, since I got the phone 2 months ago, actually. At first I (and hope i still am) thought i was simply doing something wrong.

Now, the e mail is "powered by Google" not actually a Google address, but it looks identical to my normal e mail which is indeed through Google.

It is as follows:
lastname.firstname@student.oaklandcc.edu

I tried troubleshooting it via Settings>Forwarding and POP/IMAP on the g mail page on my PC.
I turned ON both POP Download and IMAP Access, then i realized there is no support for Android via POP (according to their list of supported devices), so progressed to the IMAP settings, where, indeed, Android is supported here.

I set everything up in my phone according to their instructions here. At any rate, I cannot seem to get it to work, i get an error that reads "Authentification failed. Please verify your username/passord." It gets hung up right after I type all this jargon in
" Incoming settings
IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Security type: SSL (always)"

I have verified it countless times... am I unable to get this set up because it is an odd e mail address?

Note, If i change the IMAP server to imap.oaklandcc.edu it says it cannot verify, but it does not say the password/username is erroneous
I just set my school email to forward to gmail and I just have my phone setup with my gmail account. I have Comcast, AOL, and school emails and I have all of them setup to forward to gmail, makes it easier having them all sent there and then to my phone.
 
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I just set my school email to forward to gmail and I just have my phone setup with my gmail account. I have Comcast, AOL, and school emails and I have all of them setup to forward to gmail, makes it easier having them all sent there and then to my phone.
this is true, but i wanted to see if there was a real fix rather than a work around.
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Make sure you use the full address, not @gmail.com, i.e. toughguy @butterfliesandkisses.edu.
Also, my school uses google apps and I think I had to set up my school gmail account in some way to access it from a standard gmail login prompt. Usually there is a walkthrough on your school website.
 
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Imap not pop.
Use tls and make sure you have the correct password and port mine is 587
 
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I use the included exchange with my school email and it works just fine. Check with your school IT.
 
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Imap not pop.
Use tls and make sure you have the correct password and port mine is 587
I tied that... as stated in my orig post, but thank you

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I use the included exchange with my school email and it works just fine. Check with your school IT.
well, it is Powered by g mail, so i don't know exactly what to do... but i can try to ask some IT guys
EDIT: even with my real p word and username and and arbitrary domain it flags an error with the password and username right away
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