It feels like Gmail (mail.google.com) only cares about smtp and email sending but it is not actually fetching new emails. In the configuration popup, it just asks for:

  • name
  • smtp server
  • username
  • password
  • Where? In what program? How'd you configure the account? This question lacks a lot of information. Please use the EDIT button and improve it. Jun 17, 2022 at 3:58

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Yes, that feature is specifically about sending mail. It doesn't import anything, that's a separate feature 3 lines higher up on the page – look for an "Import mail and contacts" link. (Also, the import feature is POP3 only, it doesn't do IMAP.)

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