IMAP is primarily a protocol that is used to read messages from your Google Gmail in other mail clients such as Outlook, Apple Mail, etc. Using the IMAP protocol, you can use your account on multiple devices such that they are synced in real-time as well. Gmail’s IMAP is pretty nifty and works very well across several platforms. It is known to be one of best but despite that, they’re often several reports of the error ‘imap aol com not responding’ in iDevices. This issue surfaces intermediately and sometimes, on a large scale, for example recently Google had an issue where thousands of users got the error message temporarily. In this article, we will go through all the causes on why this issue occurs and what to do to solve it.