Thanks for all the help and input. Finally works. Ended up using the ISP provided email address, switched of authentication and voila, it started working.
So i guess any external webmail using SSL will not work with Ricoh machines. Lesson learnt after a painful few days.
Do you mean that you used the ISP provided e-mail to log onto g-mail? I know that doesn't make sense, but it seems to be what you referenced.
I just had ATT come in and screw up my customers ability to scan to e-mail because of the SSL requirement. I'm trying to get around it and would like to use g-mail if possible. I don't have many opportunities to play with the machine as my company has given up and won't authorize me to go out without charging them, which I hate.