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Invalid Credentials on E-Mail

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by sriggan, Jun 24, 2012.

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    My email has decided to stop working on my Maxx for some reason. I noticed an orange triangle warning in the top bar. I checked and it showed an email error. It ask me to go to the settings to correct, which all it ask for is my password then still will not connect. It then shows on of the following two errors...

    Invalid credentials.


    The following error has prevented a successful connection: Incorrect user name or password. Visit settings to correct.(NO Mechanism not available)


    It just started today, has worked fine for the past 7 days. I have tried to delete the account on my phone so I could reset it back up, but it will not give me the option to do so.


    Anyone ever have this problem? Anyone, Anyone.... ??

    Thanks,
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    nvalid Credentials on E-Mail too

    Hi there!


    Yes I had the same problem with my Maxx.
    I went to the VZ store and they said its a problem on the Razr with Yahoo and AOL and there is no fix for it.:angry:
    Maybe there is and maybe there's not.
    What they did for me was download the yahoo email app for android.
    Yea I know its not the fix but it turns out to be a better email access then the one that comes with the phone.
    Hope this helps you. Love the Razr Maxx way too cool of a phone!!!!:blink:
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    I did a complete re-install, I erased the internal and external storage first then powered off and rebooted into recovery mood.
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    Mine is doing the same but with Hotmail. Worked fine till yesterday
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    I used to have this issue with my Gmail accounts, but it started working all of a sudden after giving up. Not sure if this helps or not since you have a hotmail account.
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    Invalid Credentials Error-Ideas And Options To Try

    Invalid Credentials Gmail Issue - by Paul - GreatStuffThatWorks.com 06/24/2012


    Here’s a couple of ideas that might help you get going again. It worked for me.

    I spoke with Verizonwireless and according to them, although the Ice Cream Sandwich software upgrade is starting to roll out for the Razr, they said it does not automatically push to the phone. You have to go to Settings/About Phone/System Upgrades to Check for Upgrades and see if its available on your device.

    So this should not be the cause of this issue.

    (FYI, I would recommend not downloading the upgrade for a few months until the inevitable “new app shake out” occurs and some “Updates” are done.)

    From my testing so far, the problem only seems to appear when using the Motorola “Messages” application and only with the Gmail app within it, not with accounts established under the “@” Email icon. Please let me know if you have found otherwise.

    Here is one possible cause of the problem:

    Does anyone having this issue have an “M” Gmail account they set up to pull emails that is a duplicate of the “core” email? To see the difference, on your Razr go to: Settings/Accounts and it will display the core email as a Black and White “g”. The non-core Gmail has an “M” icon.

    I’m wondering if Motorola’s “Messages” app is conflicted by having two identical gmail accounts in the same area? (“g” and “M” accounts being the same)

    My wife and I both have Razr Maxx phones. (I’m completing a review on it this week).

    On my Razr Maxx, I have the core account email (the Black and White “g” for google), set to a Gmail address that does not have a duplicate Google “M” gmail account in my phone accounts. (I use this Gmail account as the account in Gmail “on the web” to consolidate multiple email addresses into one place for convenience.)

    I used this email address as the core because the “core” email does not actually pull email, (you have to set up an “M” account to do that). It also matches my Google Play/Market email address, which is important.

    Google Play/Market looks to your phone’s “core” Gmail account to match up your “My Apps” list in the store for keeping track of the apps you’ve downloaded. So you want them to be the same.

    On my Razr I set up only the individual Gmail “M” email accounts and non-Gmail POP accounts (using the “@” Email for them), that I wanted to pull to my phone and none of them duplicate the core Gmail name.

    So far anyway, I have not experienced this issue.

    However, on my wife’s Razr Maxx, she is experiencing this problem.

    The one difference I can find is that her core Gmail (Black and White “g”) account is also duplicated as her default Gmail “M” account on the phone. I set it up using the google “M” icon under the Motorola “Messages” App, as you would expect (vs using the alternate “@” Email POP icon in the same area).

    When this problem occurred for her, I set up the same Gmail account using the “@” Email in the same area and it pulled correctly. (just not imap).

    But that left her with a Universal Mail box with a broken Gmail account I cannot delete, and a working, identically named, email that does work in the same area.

    Because I don’t want her to be confused by this, I simply put the Motorola “Messages” app into the Trash, went to Google Play and downloaded the Gmail “Top Developer” version of the Gmail App. I set it up where the Messages icon used to be on her phone and it works perfectly.

    Although it’s not as pretty at the Motorola presentation, the Gmail app does have a big efficiency advantage: The Google app has a fast delete/archive check box located next to every email, allowing multiple emails to be marked and deleted simultaneously. (Nice)

    The only other item in her Universal box was Text, and that appears at the bottom of her fixed icon bar visible on every screen on the Razr. So that’s still conveniently located.

    If Motorola fixes the problem with their app, I could always put back her Motorola Universal Email box, if she wants it. But for now, we don’t have to do a “Factory Data Reset” that wipes out all the personalization she has and everything appears to be convenient and working fine.

    One other option for now, to potentially avoid the deadly “Factory Data Reset” approach, could be this:

    If your core Gmail account does match the email account you picked for the Google Play/Market, Leave the core (Black and White “g” Gmail) account in place on your phone. (If not, this might be a reason to do the Factory Data Reset, and make them the same. The Reset is the only way to change the core Gmail address on your phone.)

    Next, create a new Gmail account in Gmail on the web. Within Gmail on the web, set it up to pull your other emails to this new Gmail account (Gmail has a feature that allows you to automatically pull up to 5 email addresses into the one Gmail account for you.

    (When logged in to Gmail on the web, see “Accounts and Import” under the Settings Gear Icon on the far right upper corner of the Gmail screen.)

    Then establish that one email on your phone as the “M” Gmail account the phone reads.

    This will give you a unique, single “Universal” email you create via Gmail, rather than having multiple separate accounts set up on your phone. You can then manage the accounts from the web within Gmail, if you need to.

    Then put the Gmail app from the Google Play/Market on your home screen for Mail access, as suggested above.

    If you need to separate any email address or have an enterprise corporate email on your phone, you can add that account to your phone. Just be sure you don’t use an email address that duplicates the core Gmail address, in case this duplicate issue is the issue.

    One other thought. If this “Invalid Credentials” problem is occurring due to this duplicate email name issue, the “Factory Data Reset” may not be a permanent fix, unless Motorola fixes their app.

    Hopefully some of these options may keep you from having to do a Reset and should work long term for you, especially if a Motorola fix takes time. All the best, Paul G.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
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    been frustrated with this for a few days now
    i got it to work with my gmail by choosing "other" instaed of choosing "gmail"
    hope this helps
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    I had the same issue after about 1 month after getting my MAXX. Never could make it work. Downloaded Hotmail app from the app store and it works fine.
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    I had this same problem on my maxx. It was my yahoo account through the email app. It worked fine for a month then stopped. I was getting the orange triangle and "invaled credentials" message. Also could not even get rid of the account because it would ask for my account password and then say invaled credentials. I coundn't find a fix for it. On a good note, I flashed the ICS leak over the weekend (the 211 leak) cause it seemed it was going to acually be the official update. Now, in ICS on the RAZR, the universal message app is gone. All you have is gmail and email apps. My yahoo is working fine now but it defaults to "push" with no option to change it. I usually have it set to manual as I use that account for "junk" and keep my gmail "official". I went into account setting and turned sync off for the yahoo account but it is still pushing emails to my phone. Anyway, it seems ICS will fix this issue.
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    Having same issue with my AOL account. I did download the yahoo app and not having problems with that account at this moment. I can receive emails from my AOL account but when I attempt to reply they are that actually being sent.
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    I have this issue with "photobucket" I get the notice every evening in my notification bar.
    I just ignore it.

    No problem with my emails.


    =^ .". ^=
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    I had this happen with my Maxx and the AOL icons. They couldn't solve it, but said it's because things have been updated for ICS, and getting ICS should fix it. Could be true or not.

    I couldn't delete my accounts either in the useless settings screen so I went to manage apps and cleared all data in the email section. Email engine, email authenticator, etc. Then I added AOL back as "other" and it's been working fine for a week now.

    If you google it, people were having the same issue in 2010, so maybe then it was because froyo was about to come out. Who knows. but I'm really happy with the phone. Still miss my Droid Incredible.
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    Invalid Credentials

    Still having an issue logging on to my email from my Droid RAZR; starting to regret switching from the iPhone in spite of the cool features. Does anyone have a fix to this? What are Google, Motorola and verizon doing about this?
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    Did you try what I said right above your post?
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