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Gmail 2fa login issues

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Johnny b, Mar 9, 2019.

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  1. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

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    For several weeks, I've had issues periodically, logging in using 2fa at Gmail.
    Sometimes the sending of the 2fa code times out and a small black box pops up asking if a resend is necessary.
    Sometimes I'll get a time out and a request for a resend more than once.

    Same with a backup account.

    Logins at Gmail only show my IP address.

    Today, I returned 7 requests for the 2fa code with no response and eventually a new/different window requesting I try back in several hours.

    Is this common with Gmail?
    An unusual problem with Gmail?

    Could there be an issue at my end?
     
  2. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

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    Eventually, I got into my main account, changed the password but had the same problem getting into my backup account later. Changed it too.

    Anyone using Gmail have similar issues?
     
  3. lunarlander

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    Try the Google 2nd Factor Authentication App.
     
  4. Johnny b

    Johnny b Thread Starter

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    From what I've read of the Authentication App, I would need a smart phone.
    I don't own one.
    I use a typical cell phone.
     
  5. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    You should be able to set 2FA up to have it send you a text, or a phone call if memory serves. I have had issues myself and I think it's because they did some changes. Now it wants me to authenticate through the G-Mail app on my phone :/
     
  6. Johnny b

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    Oh, it sends me a text with the code..... :D

    Anywhere from 5 seconds to 3 hours later LOL!
     
  7. Couriant

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    That does happen to me... more so with Microsoft than Google though.
     
  8. Johnny b

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    :)

    Now I don't feel so lonely sharing the pain :D
     
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