[MlMt] Gmail accounts asking for passwords

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Mon Jan 21 09:24:13 EST 2019

On 18 Jan 2019, at 18:56, Dave C wrote:

> Several times a week my 2 gmail accounts put up a window asking for 
> the password. Of course there’s nothing wrong with the password 
> I’m using. I log in using a browser and the pw is fine.
> I kept getting so many security alerts from Google (which locks me out 
> until I confirm that I am me) because I use a VPN which uses random 
> servers. So I disabled security alerts but this is not fixing this 
> issue.
> If I ignore the requests by taking the accounts offline, after a 
> period of time (says) gmail will accept my login when I take the 
> account online again.
> Is there anything else I can try to resolve this issue other than 
> getting rid of gmail?

Make sure OAuth2 is enabled for your Gmail accounts in the IMAP account 
preferences window. My feeling is that it's not really possible any 
longer to use Gmail without it, because you very easily get locked out 
of the account as you describe. [Here's my 
on this issue.

If this is not the problem then it's new to me and we should make sure 
that MailMate isn't part of the problem. We can do this off list.

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