Problem connection with Gmail

By learninmypc
Sep 30, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. Today, Sunday 09/30/12 at about 9:30-10am ny ISP quit. No internet in the bldg.
    I was told it was a neighborhood situation & hopefully fixed soon. Long story short, it came back on around 4:30pm but I cannot get to my gmail. I can get to other websites,but I get the following when I try. Network Time out.JPG
    I have no problem getting to my other email addies, just not gmail. I can get to www.google.com but when I click gmail, I get the same Network Time out. I'm :confused:
    If you have gmail can you access it??? TIA:)
    Oh, no matter how many times I try "Try again, I get the same thing.
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,700   +156

    Gmail may be having problems. Have you tried pulling your GMail up on another PC to see if maybe a setting in your browser. Is not set correctly. I would more or less lean toward its Gmail, Only because you are able to go to websites and other email accounts.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,095   +223

    Thank you, I just googled "is gmail down" & got this reply http://lifehacker.com/5354314/how-to-access-gmail-when-its-down I might try that, I don't know. Kinda late here so we'll see how hard it might be. Thanks for your reply.:)
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,095   +223

    Well, since I know its google & not me, I'll wait till morning in hopes they're back up.(y)
    *EDIT* I'll try to access it on another pc,later today.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,095   +223

    Ok, I've found out nobody in the bldg I live in can access their gmail, Google Earth or youtube.
    I've tried accessing websites that use google maps like http://trafficland.com/ & nothing so I'm guessing either google is down or its an area wide situation or both. Thats ok, yahoo is still up & so is hotmail.com:)
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    The issue is the settings, not the site itself.

    gmail.com needs the following settings:
    pop server name: pop.googlemail.com port: 110
    smtp server name: smtp.google.mail.com port 465
    • connection security SSL/TLS
    • authentication: normal password
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,095   +223

    Can you kindly explain that in easier terms/words?:)
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,095   +223

    This is what I see when I launch Google Earth Google Earth Warning.JPG
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    Which one do you want to fix: Email or Google Earth. Your changing subject and that will confuse both of us and all other readers too.

    Not really - - those are the settings and their values necessary to access gmail with an email client program.
    Whatever email reader you are using, you need to find the settings and make adjustments.

    I hope you also know that using the google.com home page has a direct link to GMAIL - - click and login to read/send email via your web browser.
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    that error message suggests you have an Internet connectivity issue. try ping 8.8.8.8 as a connectivity test
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,095   +223

    I'm tickled pink to say I'm back in my gmail. Hopefully it'll stay up. I'll try google earth in a bit.(y):)
     
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,700   +156

    They were have outages for for updating there mail programs. I see this on google help site.
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,095   +223

    Thank you. Google Earth is back up too. :):)(y)


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.