If you like to synch a Gmail account with one of the common email clients, you may have started having problems. Today (15 July, 2014) Google has increased its security measures to make access to Google accounts harder. If you use one of the email clients listed below (and maybe others), you may not be able to synch them with Gmail without changing a setting:
- Email app on iPhone or iPad with iOS6 or below
- 3rd party email apps on Android devices
- Microsoft Outlook
- Mozilla Thunderbird
To enable synching, go to this Google settings page (example shown below), click “Enable” and “Done”. Be aware that this setting applies to other apps as well as email clients. Depending on your security concerns and your use of various apps and devices, you may or may not wish to make this change.
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