Saturday, June 30, 2007

iPhone and Google Apps for Your Domain Config

I had a few issues configuring the iPhone's mail client to work with my domain hosted Gmail account. If you have a plain old gmail account the settings are trivial. My personal Gmail account was configured in seconds. Since my company domain is hosted using Google's Apps for Your Domain service I had to configure the mail differently. The steps are simple: 1. Instead of picking GMail as your account type just select "Other..." when you are prompted by the iPhone. 2. For your incoming mail host type in ''. No extra port information required. 3. For your incoming account name use 'recent:username@domain_name'. (See this note from Google as to why you probably want this configuration.) 4. Enter your password. 5. For your outgoing mail host type in ''. Again no extra port information. 6. User your email address as the account login 'username@domain_name'. No extra "recent:" needed here. 7. In the advanced settings make sure SSL is turned on for both incoming and outgoing protocols. Any other settings (message retrieval, preview count, etc) are up to you.


Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for this info, I've been fumbling with it all afternoon.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

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9:01 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

Ok this works great...EXCEPT that emails sent from my iphone using the google hosted account appear in my inbox on my iphone. I cant seem to find a workaround. I did create a filter and label (as suggested elsewhere), so that any email from myself is filtered to bypass the inbox and labeled, but this did not seem to do the trick. Anyone else having this problem and/or have any solutions.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Avner Ronen said...

does it still work well. i have major sync issues with my google apps based email

8:54 PM  
Blogger Steve Wetzel said...

This does not work for me. My domain name is and no matter what I do I cannot get google apps mail working on my iphone. I spent one hour with apple support and still no solution. Anyone have any ideas?

Google apps mail works fine on my computer - just no t on my iphone.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Steve Giovannetti said...

Steve, I could help you debug the situation. Why don't you create a dummy account for me to use and I'll try it on my iphone?

11:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Try this on your iPhone

domain is for example

2:11 AM  

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