GMAIL considers Outlook a LESS than Secure APP

When you try to add a new Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook, you encounter the following symptoms:
•You are prompted for authentication, and your credentials are not accepted.

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

•You receive the following error message in Outlook:
Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Please log in via your web browser:
http://support.google.com/mail/accounts/bing/answer.py?answer=78754 (Failure)

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

This is what it took to get it fixed
Log into your Gmail account on the web,
Then open a second tab to: admin.google.com
Click on the Security

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

Click on Basic Settings

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

Click on Go to Settings for Less Secure Apps

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

Make sure check box is check to Allow access for less secure apps

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

Now go back to your web email window
Open a second tab to: myaccount.google.com
Click on Sign-in & Security
Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

Make sure the slider is pushed to the Right (Turned ON) Allow less secure apps

Valley Computer 206.730.1111 GMail considers Outlook a less than secure app

That should fix it!!

 

 

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