I manage all of my email accounts through Gmail, so I often go through the process of adding a new address into my main Gmail account. Today, I came across an annoying little error:
There was a problem connecting to pop.gmail.com
Server returned error: “Account misconfig: hostname contains unsafe characters.”
After doing a quick Google search, it seems there are a lot of people running into this error. Luckily, the solution is really simple.
You’ve probably added an extra space after entering the POP Server: “pop.gmail.com”. Just take out that trailing space and your problem is solved!
Here’s a quick screenshot:
Little errors like this can be really annoying, so hopefully this saves you a headache.