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I am struggling with this kind of Google Apps -site, example from -site here.

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I use two email-clients in Android: default Gmail -client (because it is tied to my Gmail) and K9. I am able to set up all Gmails to K9 but one email i.e. the firm email from the site (excluding ofc the Android-tied-gmail -account, more here). It means that I am using K9 and default Gmail-Android -program but I would like to have all emails under K9. Is it possible and how can do it here in the case of the Gmails targeted to firms? I think such gmails are called something like Google App or something like that, not sure.

The firm Gmail is not accepted like this in K9:

Username: forname.surname

Password: correct

IMAP server:

Security type: SSL (always)

Port: 993

Use compression on network: Mobile Wi-Fi Other

If I change the IMAP -server to, it gets accepted but it won't work correctly -- redirection problem. But now I am stucked why it does not accept the above settings?!

Perhaps useful to other like-minded

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  3. Setting up IMAP over device-swarm that has a Debian Desktop -client, more here.

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...this issue is solved! – hhh Sep 11 '12 at 23:33
up vote 5 down vote accepted

The default settings by K9 have at least two mistakes:

  1. use instead of

  2. use full emails for usernames such as, not just forname.surname.

Example settings

Incoming Email settings


Password: correct

IMAP server:

Security type: SSL (always)

Port: 993

Use compression on network: Mobile Wi-Fi Other

Outgoing Email settings

Outgoing Server Name:

Use Authentication: Yes

Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)

Outgoing Server Port: 465 or 587


Some useful information extracted from this blog here.

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That is not a feasible solution! K-9 Mail is a google project and google needs to fix that K-9 can connect in a secure way to gmail servers. – mcantsin Apr 4 at 8:44

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