It is pretty early in the ordeal but about 10 minutes ago I began to get errors from my Outlook, which uses Google’s Gmail with the IMAP service.
It is now telling me “IMAP is not available for your account. (Failure)” and will no longer connect to Gmail.
I jumped on the web and logged into my account, only to find that the option for using IMAP has been removed from Gmail’s “Forwarding and POP” settings.
So has Google decided to drop the service or is it just a temporary bug to be fixed at a later date? I am not really sure yet but I will edit and let you know when I find out more.
Edit: Gmail’s IMAP has returned fully and was apparently just a bug.
also just happened to me on 3 gmail accounts (2 corporate with hosting) – hopefully this isn’t a permanent thing.
Yes, I just noticed the same thing.
I am getting the same thing. I just noticed it around 2 pm Mountain Time.
same, here, gmail is not working on my iphone. kinda makes me sad
I’m having the exact same problem with my account — I wonder if this is a hiccup or if Google has decided to turn off IMAP support without telling anyone…
I use 2 gmail accounts, one for business and one for personal. My personal gmail account downloads all messages through the business mail address through IMAP.
Both accounts still have IMAP available and on.
I just checked my GMail account, and it is fine.
switching to pop, seeing if that will work, for now
imap is back
same problem here. In the morning everything was working right but now same failure appear and reviewing they remove the imap. Hope is a temporary bug.
problem solved. Google hiccups last 10 min for me