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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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