Tag: Gmail

Free Email Forwarding Options with DigitalOcean?

It’s great moving away from shared hosting and migrating all your sites to a cloud hosting solution like DigitalOcean, but what to do about email hosting? Configuring Postfix/Dovecot can be a daunting task and also a complete nightmare to maintain. Recently I’ve started pointing my domains’ MX records to Mailgun and setting up routes and forwards to Gmail from…

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How to enable 2-Step Verification for your Google Account

When you enable 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication), you add an extra layer of security to your Google account. You sign in with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code sent to your phone). Set up 2-Step Verification Go to the 2-Step Verification page. You might have to sign in…

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Allow less secure apps to access your Gmail account

Google may block sign-in attempts from some apps or devices that do not use modern security standards. Since these apps and devices are easier to break into, blocking them helps keep your account safe. To disable this security feature: Go to the “Less secure apps” section in My Account. Next to “Access for less secure…

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How to create an application specific password for Gmail

An App password is a 16-digit passcode that gives an app or device permission to access your Google Account. If you use 2-Step-Verification and are seeing a “password incorrect” error when trying to access your Google Account, an App password may solve the problem. Most of the time, you’ll only have to enter an App…

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Outlook and Gmail problem: “Application-specific password required”

“Your IMAP  server wants to alert you to the following: Application-specific password required” You’re sure you’ve entered the correct password but this error keeps coming up? This is because your Google Account has 2-Step Verification enabled and your normal password will not work. Instead, you must generate an Application-specific password Visit your App passwords page.…

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Gmail/Outlook Invalid Credentials (Failure) but “Access for less secure apps” already Turned ON

Try enabling IMAP In Gmail, click the cog wheel (top right) to go to Settings > Forwarding & POP/IMAP and make sure IMAP Access is set to Enable IMAP

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Gmail and Outlook issue: Your IMAP server wants to alert you of the following: Invalid Credentials (Failure)

You’re sure you’ve entered the correct password but Outlook keeps giving you this error? This is because Gmail blocks access from some email clients such as Outlook for security reasons. Try the following steps to resolve the issue: 1. Allow access to your Google account As a security precaution, Google may require you to complete…

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