LG Lollipop (GD580) GMAIL IMAP setup

I bought my LG lollipop recently and have been quite excited with the J-phone alike or feel. Bigger screen, Flip, Great animation in Menu and dashboard. With the impression that Jphone can access Email easily, so i decided to enable to email in my phone as well. By referring to Gmail setup here . However, the explanation sucks! It takes me few attempt before i can successfully access to GMAIL.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – requires SSL: imap.gmail.com
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 993
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – requires TLS: smtp.gmail.com (use authentication)
Use Authentication: Yes
Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)
Port: 465 or 587
Account Name: your full email address (including @gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
Email Address: your full Gmail email address (username@gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
Password: your Gmail password

My Setting in Gmail

Title: Gmail

My Name: Tingwei

user name: myemailadd@googlemail.com

password: ****

Email address: myemailadd@googlemail.com

Reply email address: myemailadd@googlemail.com

Outgoing mail server: smtp.googlemail.com

Incoming mail server: imap.googlemail.com

SMTP port number : 465


Incoming server port : 993

Incoming TSL/SSL: SSL

SMTP authentication: On

SMTP username: cdestiny@googlemail.com

SMTP password: ****

*The rest leave it as default

** If you happen to cancel the synchronization , the rest of the connection will fail for sure. Reboot your Lollipop!

*** Instead of using gmail , apply googlemail . It works like charm, thanks for a comment that i found on a blog!  —> IMPORTANT

Enjoy then!


  1. Thanks for the info. i tried many times but still failed. connected but failed when authorizing. maybe you can give me more ideas. thanks

  2. TingWei

    April 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Ed,

    i think you can try to
    1. Open browser and see whether your internet connection setting is usable.
    2. Reboot your phone, then try again. However you will face situation like, waiting long enough to get the email download to your phone. I faced this , so what i did was register a new gmail acc just for my phone(login via Lollipop). In my original gmail acc, i will forward(in gmail setting) every new incoming mail to my new gmail acc. It is working fine now.

    Hope thats helping.


  3. Setting up internet on LG GD580 Lollipop?
    I bought the international version of the Lollipop and I was wondering if anyone knows how to set up the internet on this phone. I bought it from a Hong Kong seller and I’m using it in Australia, Sydney. My mobile provider is TPG. Any help is appreciated!!

  4. Hi damistakenme,

    My service provider has the configuration stored in my SIM card. hence no action required from me. I would suggest to go to your network service center to check with them.

  5. Thank you so much for this help posting. I finally got my lollipop working after following ur instructions to a t. 🙂

  6. regarding the

    SMTP username: cdestiny@googlemail.com

    SMTP password: ****

    do we use our own email and password?

  7. Hi TingWei,

    I’ve been trying to configure my GMail account in my Lollipop and I followed your instructions. But whenever I try to sync my folder, after a few minutes, it pops up a ‘DNS Lookup Failed’ message.

    Is there any workaround with this kind of problem?


  8. TingWei

    July 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

    “DNS lookup failed” sounds like the address you entered is incorrect or your network not able to connect to googlemail.com . can you surf the web using your phone?

    Yeah, use your own email and password 🙂

    I am glad that the instruction works for you 🙂

  9. TingWei,

    Yes, I can surf the web using my phone. No problems surfing different websites at all.

  10. How were you able to browse on the internet? I just got an unlocked LG lollipop and it keeps saying the connection failed. I am on a plan and it’s also not letting me send/view mms. :/.

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  12. hie i’ve got lg lollipop n i can’t connect my internet i’m from uk

  13. i tried to retrieve mail, but it said login fail…

  14. How can i use an internet to my LG Lollipop phone. And my LG phone its from Korea and now I’m here in the Philippines.

  15. Hi i want to ask.. I now can connect to internet but when i retrieve my mail, it says login failed when authorising 🙁

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