Setting up Gmail on Nokia E71

With the E71 you don’t need to do all settings to set up Gmail imap, which you need to do with other S60 devices from Nokia. On Nokia E71, it is pretty dynamic, it will find all on its own, when you enter your username and password.

But if your having problems like I was when outgoing messages or anything else you can go into your settings for that email account and make sure they all look like what you see below. Make sure your security ports are set right.

To configure IMAP for your Symbian S60 device, just follow these steps:

  • Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings.
  • Select ‘Messaging’ > ‘Options’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘E-mail’ > ‘Mailboxes.’
  • If you have never set up email on your phone before, select ‘Yes’ to define a new mailbox. If you already have other mailboxes, select ‘Options’ and then ‘New mailbox.’
  • Select ‘Start’ to begin the setup wizard.

  • Select ‘IMAP4′ and then ‘Next.’
  • Enter your full email address (including ‘@gmail.com’) as the email address and select ‘Next.’ Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format ‘username@your_domain.com.’
  • Enter ‘imap.gmail.com’ as the incoming mail server and select ‘Next.’
  • Enter ‘smtp.gmail.com’ as the outgoing mail server and select ‘Next.’
  • Select the appropriate access point and then ‘Next.’
  • Enter a descriptive name for the email account mailbox name.
  • Once your mailbox is set up, select it from the email mailbox settings screen.
  • Select ‘Connection settings’ > ‘Incoming e-mail.’
  • Enter your address (including ‘@gmail.com’ or ‘@your_domain.com’) and password.
  • Select ‘SSL/TLS’ for your security (ports) and define your port as ’993.’
  • Select ‘Back.’
  • Select ‘Outgoing e-mail.’
  • Enter your email address (including ‘@gmail.com’ or ‘@your_domain.com’) and password.
  • Select ‘StartTLS’ for your security (ports) and define your port as ’587.’
  • Select ‘Back’ and change any other settings according to your preferences.

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25 Responses to Setting up Gmail on Nokia E71

  1. Alam says:

    Great information, in 5 min i was able to set up my email connections. Many thanks for such a good infmation.

    Regards/Alam

  2. sushaantu says:

    Thanks Alam for dropping by, we at RealGeek strive to make technology and web as simple as we can so that every kind of user can make the sense out of it.

  3. Paul says:

    This was a breeze.
    One follow-up question: how do you create the gmail icon for the main screen of an e71?
    tkx

  4. pkj says:

    Hi,

    Gmail in IMAP times out while trying to connect to the server.

    Gmail app works like a charm but sadly no alarms on new emails for that.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  5. Jonathan E says:

    Excellent tut, much appreciated. Thank you for posting. J

  6. Jitendra Yadav says:

    Thanks a ton buddy !
    I was pondering about it for a couple of days now.
    with your help i configured in minutes.

    again thanks !

  7. Suzy Q says:

    Wow, the ONLY method I have tried from all over the web that works! Thanks SOOO much!

  8. anna says:

    Hi I”m from Cambodia. been working on setting email on my E71 but not working. I did all the instruction… And it doesnt work after testing… :-s

  9. donfelice says:

    amazing, and If you think to set up your email would be easy… at google I did not find any useful info, but this information was really useful!
    Thanks you

  10. Kenneth says:

    I am able to receive mails but cannot send out mails on my E71. I used the information provided above

  11. Gaurav says:

    Incoming mail server not found…check mailbox settings??????????????????????????????????????????????//

  12. Santanu says:

    Hi, I have tried the same steps for setting up GMAIL in my new Nokia E71. But it does not work. It times out after trying for 3 minutes and gives a message “Disconnecting “GMAIL” Mailbox. MAilbox idle for specified time”. Similar problem is happening with my corporate mailbox (again IMAP only) also, while others are happily using. Is there something wrong with my phone or service? I am otherwise able to browse internet and able to access GMAIL web through my E71. Please help.

  13. Valmex says:

    Thank you very much! This is great! It really works!

  14. jorge rosales says:

    it doesnot work for me I dont know how to find the option imap4 but thanks

  15. adzuandy says:

    thanks for the tips! it’s work on my E71!

  16. gokul says:

    wen i tried to make the settings as prescribed the following message i receive

    incoming mail server not found

    Pls help me n this regard since i bought e71 for accessing mail which i could n use t now.

  17. Amit says:

    Done all the settings but it is giving me an error incoming mail server not found. check mailbox setting

    please help same problem with yahoo.

  18. mishatko1 says:

    Thanks a million times man. Amazing advise!!!!! ‘ve done it on first time in few minutes and works P E R F E C T
    Slovakian in Spain is very happy with his phone now :) ) hahaha

  19. toti says:

    thank you very much it works perfect, Can anybody now how can i setup the hotmail email. i appreciated

  20. Manoj says:

    I have tried the same steps for setting up GMAIL in my new Nokia E71. But it does not work. It times out after trying for 3 minutes and gives a message “Disconnecting “GMAIL” Mailbox. MAilbox idle for specified time”. Similar problem is happening with my corporate mailbox (again IMAP only) also, while others are happily using. Is there something wrong with my phone or service? I am otherwise able to browse internet and able to access GMAIL web through my E71. Please help.

  21. Kaps says:

    Thank you billion times, it worked for me also.

  22. Narayanan says:

    Dear All, I am unable to set up email facility in my E71 as well. Getting an error message that unable to connect to server, please try after some time. I have tried this process umpteen number of times, with the same result. Can anyone help me out please………………
    Regards.

  23. Lisa says:

    thankyou so much.

    this info was invaluable

  24. Abhijeet says:

    I tried configuring as per above steps but i get the same error: “Incoming mail server not found.Check mailbox settings…….pls help

  25. Abhishek says:

    I tried configuring as per above steps but i get the same error: “Incoming mail server not found.Check mailbox settings…….plzzzzzzzzzz help

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