I have my primary account through Gmail ([email protected]) and another email account ([email protected]). This second account is part of a Google Apps service on a third-party domain (and therefore is owned by said third party). I want to be able to receive these emails in my primary account. Normally, between two Gmail accounts you would just be able to use "Grant access to your account" option. However, the Google Apps-based account only allows this feature to be used by accounts on the same domain. So I'm attempting to use POP3 with the settings:

Email: [email protected]
Username: something (also tried [email protected])
Password: password
Pop Server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 995

But this always results in:

Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.
Server returned error: "[AUTH] Username and password not accepted."

I've tried several variations of POP servers and ports and still no success.

Any recommendations?

  • Not sure how to do this with POP3 but IMAP is far superior. If they offer IMAP access I personally would use Outlook/Postbox/Thunderbird for this. It is a real shame they don't allow you to use your normal GMail account for this. It defeats the purpose of using Google tools. We want 1 inbox ppl! Feb 7, 2013 at 20:17

2 Answers 2


Gmail pop settings are as follows:

Email: [email protected]
Username: [email protected]
server: pop.googlemail.com
port: 995

another thing, you need to login first to [email protected] gmail's web interface, and enable pop3 access to it, otherwise you will not be able to access it through pop, you will find it in the settings.

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    Still getting the same error. And I do have POP3 enabled on the other account. Any other ideas?
    – golmschenk
    Feb 8, 2013 at 2:24
  • @golmschenk try to put the server pop.gmail.com , if that still didn't work, contact the domain administrator and ask him to enable pop access, check this: support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=105694
    – sharp12345
    Feb 8, 2013 at 20:32
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    Yeah, I gave pop.gmail.com a try already as well. The strange thing is, I've switched my account settings already and the google app email clearly states that POP3 is enabled.
    – golmschenk
    Feb 8, 2013 at 23:16
  • @golmschenk For me it was 2-factor authentication blocking the POP access. Going to my Google Account settings, and setting up an App password, and using that password in the POP connection worked.
    – qff
    Jan 20, 2015 at 11:51

You appear to have tried the correct steps. You should check with the administrator of somewhere.com

Administrators of a Google Apps domain can disable POP and IMAP.

Relevant Google Support article:


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