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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

How to enable 2-Step Verification for your Google Account

When you enable 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA), 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 (2FA) Go to the 2-Step Verification page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account. Note: The 2-Step Verification page may not be available for G-Suite users. If you are seeing “The setting you are looking for is not available for your account.” please read the section below for G…

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Allow less secure apps in Gmail

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.

Allowing Less Secure Apps If you have to allow an application to access your Google account, you can disable this security block. Sign in to Gmail Click here to access Less Secure App Access in My Account. Next to “Allow less secure apps: OFF,” select the toggle switch to turn ON. Visit the Display Unlock Captcha page…

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Create Google App Password 16-digit passcode Gmail

How to Create an App Password for Gmail

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. An App Password is a 16-digit passcode that gives an app or device restricted access to your Google Account without having to divulge your personal password and complete access to your Google Account.

1. Add an App Password Note: You must have 2-Step-Verification enabled before you can set up an application password. Visit your App passwords page. You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account. Note: If you are seeing a message “The setting that you are looking for is not available for your account.”…

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Outlook: Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Application-specific password required

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

You’re sure you’ve entered the correct password but this error “Your IMAP  server wants to alert you to the following: Application-specific password required” keeps coming up? This may be because your Google Account has 2-Step Verification enabled and your normal password will not work.

1. Generate an Application-specific password Visit your App passwords page. You may be asked to sign in to your Google Account. (If you see a message “The setting that you are looking for is not available for your account.” – this means 2-Step Verification is not enabled on your account. Enable it first.) At the bottom, click…

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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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