@joevik With the little information given.
Couldn’t finish; unable to connect to server. Tries to tell you that you can not connect to the server to verify your information.
This might be because you did not activate internet! Or the information you put in is wrong.
Double check with your email provider and ask them, for the login details, assuming your internet is on.
if you did everything as described in this link: https://support.google.com/mail/troubleshooter/1668960?hl=en&rd=1#ts=1665018,1665144
Set the SSL and TLS right including the ports (including the different port as described), configured it to the proper server and activated IMAP in your Gmail settings, allowed to forward pop/imap and saved this.
Depending of how you configured your Gmail account you may need to create a security password for the Email App.
If you did all of this proper and right, but had no success. Then there is nothing to do but use a different app.
Probably it has something to do with delayed WhatsApp messages and gmail notifications. As when on data there are no notification delays and when on WiFi both WhatsApp and gmail have notification delays. I know I am not the only one experiencing those delays, it was there with 22.214.171.124A and still here on 4.5.5A.
There maybe a relation between the error I get when adding a gmail account on WiFi and the delayed notification on WiFi.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with my WiFi, other phones work well.
Probably as a moderator to the forum you could share the info with meizu and help them find a solution.