Setting Up Gmail On Nokia E72 The Dummy Way

Last month, I bought a Nokia E72 hand phone for my father for his birthday. My father is not good with smart phones like he is not good with computers. He uses them, the basic features, but then I have to set up EVERYTHING for him.

My father has a Gmail account so I thought that it would be a breeze setting up an email account for him on the phone. I noticed that by creating a mailbox, we have a few webmail providers to choose from, including Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Windows Live Mail.

After a few days, my father informed me that the Gmail isn’t working and that he couldn’t retrieve email, and if he could retrieve it, he couldn’t open it. Heck, sometimes it wouldn’t even connect.

So I checked on the internet and found that this is actually a problem with Nokia E72 and that the email set up doesn’t work for most people. What I did was to take a photo with the camera and pretended to send the photo by email.

Since I don’t have a mailbox in the phone as I have deleted the Gmail that didn’t work, I was asked if I wanted to set up one. I selected Yes. I was then given an option to create a new email box. I selected “Other” (email provider) to trick the phone so that it will ask me to input all the values manually.

Once I entered a phony Gmail account, I was taken to the next page where I would have to select my account type, POP/IMAP. I selected IMAP. Following that, I would have to enter a “fake” password. Once these are given, I was required to key in other advanced settings, as follows, taken from Gmail Support page and voila, it works well now!

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – requires SSL:
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 993

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – requires TLS: (use authentication)
Use Authentication: Yes
Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)
Port: 465 or 587

Account Name: your full email address (including
Email Address: your full Gmail email address
Password: your Gmail password

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7 thoughts on “Setting Up Gmail On Nokia E72 The Dummy Way”

  1. Thank you very very much!! I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my E72 for a week now.. i’ve tried everything there is on the internet, and only your post helped me.. Thank you!!!

  2. hi
    I tried the above mentioned steps,I got my mailbox created but i can’t see any messages there and it shows a cross (in red) at the top right corner, what is the issue here, and how can i receive my mails now?

  3. Hi!

    I’m assuming that your phone is connected to the internet already either by wi-fi or 3G. So, just go to options and select “Connect”. Your mail will sync and you can then access it from your phone.

  4. Hi, I tried this but it didn’t work for me. The same problem appears. Translated it’s something like that – “The registering is impossible. Try again”….after this it asks me for my password and this is happening again and again. It’s endless hell of E72 :X If you know what should I do to fix this s**t…please tell me :) Thanks

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