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Gmail not co-operatiing with Metro Mail Application

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    Gmail not co-operatiing with Metro Mail Application


    I have just downloaded Win 8 and I am unable to connect my current email client (gmail) with the Metro Mail App. I have entered my account information correctly and it brings me to a page that asks for further information regarding Exchange ActiveSync settings, which I have no idea how to interact with. Help would be greatly appreciated, as this is the only major complication I am having with the OS (so far.)

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    Watford
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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    That's what I had the first time I tried it. The second time it just went straight in without asking for extra info.
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    Worked fine for me !
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    Windows 8


    It does not work....I have the same problem...tried a thousand times....
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    Watford
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    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Are you adding a new Gmail account to the App or trying to use Exchange Server which it seems to offer as an option? That is where my initial problem was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Worked fine for me !
    u are using gmail with win8 mail app ?
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I've been successful in setting up both my personal gmail and my employer's business gmail with company domain name in the Metro mail app.
    Are you using Google's 2-factor authentication? If so, you need to generate an application-specific password for the metro mail app. Once I did this, I was able to access Gmail entering no information other than address and password.
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    8 Pro + MCP


    u can add gmail account in 2 ways.
    first - as a google account (settings -> accounts -> add account -> google
    second - as exchange account - as a login use full email address, server is m.google.com, domain - leave empty

    this way should work

    in my case, push isn't working properly regardless of account type.
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