New install of broadband & wifi hub.
When tested and immediately noted that gmail was working while the installer was still here he informed he was "only a telephone engineer" and could not help. Great.
Wife & I have 6 email addresses between us (we work from home a lot) , 3 via Gmail & 3 by other webmail providers.
We use POP through Outlook.
None of the Gmail accounts work. All the others do.
I have spent 3 days trying to get some sense out of BT (basically no idea and brushed off with "see Google" or passed around other who have no idea either. (Oh and of course cut off 3 times with no call backs)
The 3 accounts all work fine through other wifi points (including a BT wifi in my office)
It also works on both of our phones either as 4G hotspots through the wifi and the microsooft Outklook phone (iphone) app.
Hence - I know that all the settings are correct.
Only thing I can now think of (as no-one at BT seems to be interested or clued up) is there is a setting issue in the router.
Any one help?
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There are absolutely no settings in the hub that will affect Gmail.
As a long shot have you tried configuring the accounts to use less secure apps?
There are no settings with the Smarthub that would block gmail.
Per chance in the unlikely event that there is a software issue with the Smarthub you could try ONE factory reset of the hub by pressing a pin into the recess button on the rear for about 20 seconds.
Once you have done that make sure you turn off "smart setup" on the Smarthub.
See link how to do that.
Sorry - set to accept less secure apps. Replied but forum didn't thread. maybe needa setting on here too
This forum doesn't thread.
Try the factory reset, apart from anything else it should give you a different IP address which might help.
Problem solved, no thanks to BT. A friend who understands this stuff advised.
All to do with iPv 4 & 6.
As internet has exploded there are not enough numbers in the original protocol (iPv4) to identify everybody (or thing). This was solved by creating iPv6 which has more numbers than .... well you know gogol & all that ...... grains of sand ............atoms in universe etc etc.
BT routers are set up to use iPv6 to find mail servers. Older software uses iPv4.
This was found by pinging the servers and noticing the routes taken.
Depending upon which Windows version you are using the route will be slightly different, but ypu are looking to "Change adapter setting" (search for that)
It is in Control Panel / Network & Sharing Centre, section
Click on "Properties"
Look for "Internet Protocol iPv6" and UNCHECK it.
This not affect anything else. (but if it did it is simple to reverse the process)
I use a hh6 with w10 and have ipv4 and ipv6 ticked in adapter settings and can access gmail and outlook with no problem but if changed worked for you then great