Friday, May 8, 2009

Setting up a Samsung F480 for Gmail IMAP and SMTP

Set up one of these recently. Google's instructions are pretty good but I thought I'd document specifically for this phone:


  • Enable IMAP in gmail settings
  • Incoming settings:

    • IMAP4 server: imap.gmail.com
    • Port: 993
    • Security type: SSL (always)

  • Outgoing settings:

    • SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
    • Port: 465
    • Secure connection: SSL

  • APOP login: No
  • My address: myname@gmail.com
  • Use SMTP auth: Yes
  • Same as POP3/IMAP4: Yes

The openssl client came in handy for checking the google certificates, which for some reason are signed by their own ca:

openssl s_client -connect smtp.gmail.com:465 -showcerts

6 comments:

Jasmine said...

i tried the same thing however the "No response" message kept popping up. Any other solution?

Leng said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the detailed instructions. After spending an hour trying to get this working on my own (and consistently getting a "no response" error), I came across your post and can confirm this works, no problems!

Abolfazl said...

thanks for well explained step by step instructions;I followed your procedure but at the end when I asked to download my emails, I got the "Login failed" error. Thanks for your help in advance.

Dimitrios said...

Same prob as abolfazl

Crafted Customisations said...

Thank you soooooooo Much!! Finally I can use this option on my phone! :)

Lisa said...

Great post, Tried to set mine up also and got login error, did anyone of you other got it to work?