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alias (08-11-14, 10:08 PM)
I have a gmail account that works perfectly well via the gmail/google
website (ie., user/pass work fine)... But upon setting it up in my
Mail app on my Mac Pro running OSX 10.8.5, it doesn't work. I
consistently get the following message:

"Logging in to the Google IMAP server "imap.gmail.com" failed. Make
sure the user name and password you entered are correct, then click
Continue. If the information isn't correct, you cannot receive
messages."

I imagine I'm overlooking something obvious, but I can't figure it out.
I've reviewed and followed the setup instructions found here :



....making sure IMAP is enabled for the gmail account online, but
despite that, I get the same error messages.

I have other email accounts setup and running fine on Mail : me.com,
yahoo, verizon, etc.... but the gmail account never works and I can't
figure out what I may be missing...

Any thoughts or insights would be most welcome.

Thank you!
Barry Margolin (08-12-14, 12:06 AM)
In article <110820141308368833%scred>,
alias <scred> wrote:

[..]
> figure out what I may be missing...
> Any thoughts or insights would be most welcome.
> Thank you!


What does Connection Doctor show for imap.gmail.com?
alias (08-12-14, 06:29 AM)
In article <barmar-B6D394.18062511082014>,
Barry Margolin <barmar> wrote:

> In article <110820141308368833%scred>,
> alias <scred> wrote:
> What does Connection Doctor show for imap.gmail.com?


thank you for your reply...

for gmail 'google imap' and 'smtp' in connection doctor, it simply says
that the attempt to login to this account failed.... "verify that the
username and password are correct."
Tom Stiller (08-12-14, 03:52 PM)
On 2014-08-12, alias <scred> wrote:
> In article <barmar-B6D394.18062511082014>,
> Barry Margolin <barmar> wrote:
> thank you for your reply...
> for gmail 'google imap' and 'smtp' in connection doctor, it simply says
> that the attempt to login to this account failed.... "verify that the
> username and password are correct."


Also check the port number and SSL connection box. Some versions
of Mail required the username to be the full username with the
'' appended and some didn't; try it both ways.
Barry Margolin (08-12-14, 04:35 PM)
In article <c4ukhfF68m3U1>,
Tom Stiller <clusterfux.upmon> wrote:

> On 2014-08-12, alias <scred> wrote:
> Also check the port number and SSL connection box. Some versions
> of Mail required the username to be the full username with the
> '' appended and some didn't; try it both ways.


The version of Mail doesn't matter -- either the server requires the
full address or it doesn't.

The Google documentation, and various other websites, confirm that Gmail
wants @gmail.com in the username.
alias (08-12-14, 04:58 PM)
In article <barmar-A5FA58.10350712082014>,
Barry Margolin <barmar> wrote:

> In article <c4ukhfF68m3U1>,
> Tom Stiller <clusterfux.upmon> wrote:
> The version of Mail doesn't matter -- either the server requires the
> full address or it doesn't.
> The Google documentation, and various other websites, confirm that Gmail
> wants @gmail.com in the username.


Thank you both for your comments and assistance. A little deeper
digging on this end led me to a solution... My problem apparently had
to do with using google's 2-step verification system. And this webpage
provided a solution :



I can't say I fully understand all this, but Mail does seem to be
working okay w/gmail now. Thanks again!
alias (08-12-14, 05:03 PM)
In article <120820140758342914%scred>, alias
<scred> wrote:

> In article <barmar-A5FA58.10350712082014>,
> Barry Margolin <barmar> wrote:
> Thank you both for your comments and assistance. A little deeper
> digging on this end led me to a solution... My problem apparently had
> to do with using google's 2-step verification system. And this webpage
> provided a solution :
>
> I can't say I fully understand all this, but Mail does seem to be
> working okay w/gmail now. Thanks again!


What I'm not clear on, however, is how to make Mail check/send mail for
a second different gmail account... The app specific google password
doesn't work for a second account, and neither does the gmail specific
password I've created online... hmmmm....
Lewis (08-16-14, 05:33 AM)
Okay, so one time? In band camp? Barry Margolin <barmar> was all, like:
--> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:35:07 -0400 <barmar-A5FA58.10350712082014>
> In article <c4ukhfF68m3U1>,
> Tom Stiller <clusterfux.upmon> wrote:



> The version of Mail doesn't matter -- either the server requires the
> full address or it doesn't.


> The Google documentation, and various other websites, confirm that Gmail
> wants @gmail.com in the username.


And yet I've been logging in to gmail without the @gamil.com since I
first got my invite to it.
cdlopez27 (03-24-15, 02:33 PM)
Easy.
Go to
Sign-in to your account.
Look for tab: Signing in < Access for less secure apps < Allowed
You're welcome.
lynslee8 (07-01-15, 08:30 PM)
I tried EVERYTHING, but this totally worked for me! THANKS ----------<-<@
natserkin (10-16-15, 03:14 AM)
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:33:17 AM UTC-4, cdlo...@gmail.com wrote:
> Easy.
> Go to
> Sign-in to your account.
> Look for tab: Signing in < Access for less secure apps < Allowed
> You're welcome.


thank you that did it!
kahrtel (12-17-15, 05:20 AM)
> >
> > I can't say I fully understand all this, but Mail does seem to be
> > working okay w/gmail now. Thanks again!

> What I'm not clear on, however, is how to make Mail check/send mail for
> a second different gmail account... The app specific google password
> doesn't work for a second account, and neither does the gmail specific
> password I've created online... hmmmm....


You need to go into your second account - and repeat the same process for an app-specific password. You can't rely on your other password for a separate account.
bigcmayer (01-30-16, 08:03 PM)
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:33:17 AM UTC-4, cdlo...@gmail.com wrote:
> Easy.
> Go to
> Sign-in to your account.
> Look for tab: Signing in < Access for less secure apps < Allowed
> You're welcome.


YES!!! thank you! I've been sitting here for hours trying to get my gmail back online after a password change
THANK YOU
alexanderfabech (06-25-18, 10:45 AM)
tirsdag den 24. marts 2015 kl. 13.33.17 UTC+1 skrev cdlo...@gmail.com:
> Easy.
> Go to
> Sign-in to your account.
> Look for tab: Signing in < Access for less secure apps < Allowed
> You're welcome.


Works.
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