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Last edited 4/12/19
Im trying to open my gmail account in the Apple mail app and Spark mail app. Both were working before, and they both stopped yesterday.
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You might need to enable less secure access. Kindly refer to this help article for more info: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255
Last edited 4/10/19
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we did try that...didn't work..just stopped working out of nowhere...webmail works but no email apps...for any GMAIL account (i have 3)
Last edited 4/18/19
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Thanks did all this...it is only with anything gmail related...driving me crazy..actually sign in with my system prefs and then it doesn't load...but i get the security message that i signed in from an MAC OS
Last edited 4/18/19
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Addendum to my earlier email. I think Google has sneaked in two-factor authentication without informing the users, but didn't implement it properly so that the message about the code is on the screen for a second or two and then is covered by the message "authentication failed". There is therefore no time for the user to complete the authentication process. It's simple to solve, but frustrating that nobody has attempted to solve it.
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