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Initial post: Feb 26, 2013 2:14:53 PM PST
Dave says:
Just bought a new Kindle 8.9 HD and everything seems to be fine except that it won't let me sync to gmail... says, "You don't have permission to sync with this server." I am confused, since gmail works OK on my laptop and my iphone 5. Any info appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2013 2:50:38 PM PST
Dr.HL says:
type in This worked after many other failed efforts.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2013 3:53:39 PM PST
Dave says:
Thanks, but type it in where? I found a workaround by downloading MailDroid, which seems to get me there, but I could not understand why it was so difficult when it worked so easy on laptop and iphone.
I appreciate the help.

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 3:33:18 AM PST
Roy Taylor says:
I'm glad I am not the only one who was struggling. Oddly enough typing my email using @googlemail instead of gmail actually worked! How odd! Sam x

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 6:28:15 AM PST
Dave says:
I gave up the same day I first posted and instead loaded an app called "Droidmail" which seems to work even better than going directly into gmail. With this app, gmail comes up as though you're actually in gmail.
Take care,

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2013 5:49:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2013 5:53:10 PM PST
I tried that (using, having the same problem, and it worked like a charm....thanks!

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 1:20:05 AM PST
Google changed something so the standard method doesn't work well.

What Dr. HL wrote is what I've seen on other forums too i.e.

Another thing that might work is if you can find a setting anywhere for IMAP for GMail and try to set that up first - and after that set up email.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 3:56:28 PM PDT
It worked!! Many thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 3:57:01 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2013 9:43:41 AM PDT
Duane Judd says:
Many Thanks. It worked for me too.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 9:20:56 AM PDT
Holly says:
it worked
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