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Unable to configure K-9 Mail for Gmail IMAP access...

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Unable to configure K-9 Mail for Gmail IMAP access... foxkat 5/5/10 9:26 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here:
I am sick of the force closes with the resident email app, and don't want to have to switch between clients, so I am trying out K-9 Mail.  I was able to successfully configure for 2 POP3 accounts, but have been unable to configure for Gmail using either POP3 or IMAP.  I understand IMAP is the preferred method, but each time I follow the instructions on https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=114408, I get the error "Setup could not finish", "Username or password incorrect. (Web login required. [Failure])".  Can anyone lend a hand here?
 
I have checked the username and password and they work on the web client from my desktop, so I know they are correct.
 
Any help would be appreciated.

Operating system; Android 2.1
Program and version you use to access Gmail; K-9Mail  
Your antivirus software; NA
Any extensions, toolbars or plug-ins; NA
Re: Unable to configure K-9 Mail for Gmail IMAP access... bkennelly 5/6/10 8:11 AM
Did you enable IMAP in your account?
Have you tried the CAPTCHA unlock? [1]
Re: Unable to configure K-9 Mail for Gmail IMAP access... ikon64 6/25/10 11:22 AM
PROBLEM SOLVED:
BKennellys suggestion above for disabling the CAPTCHA lock fixed the problems I was having with Gmail log-ins and error messages on my Samsung Moment using the K9 email app.  Before disabling the CAPTCHA with this link, the CAPTCHA was preventing my K9 from auto-signing me in.  Makes sense if you think about it.

Here's the link to disable it:  https://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

This link gives some other advice:  http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=14257

Thanks for everyones input and troubleshooting tips.