To clarify my email address contains a dot "." in the middle not sure if that is going to cause an issue. The password also has a spacial character but there are no '"' in the password field or in the password itself.
My IMAP and POP protocols are disabled in my google account, do they need to be activated?
IMAP protocol is commented out in the in the alfresco-global.properties file. None of the tutorials I used enabled them for gmail setup.
Anyway I am going to keep working on it, if you have a suggestion please let me know.