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Solved: getting gmail on windows live mail

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  1. barjo4

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    I have searched out ways to get Windows Live Mail to accept my Gmail address but it keeps being rejected. I have gone to the Gmail tools and made sure to click on the IMAP setting, I have the correct password, to no avail.

    Configuration:
    Account: Gmail (barjo4.jo)
    Server: imap.gmail.com
    User name: barjo4.jo
    Protocol: IMAP
    Port: 993
    Secure(SSL): 1
    Code: 800cccd1
     
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    what happens - do you get error messages ?

    Log into the webmail service and goto settings - pop/forwarding section
    make sure imap is enabled

    then in WLM
    you should just add your email address and password

    However,
    if you have 2 step verification in - it will not work - you need to get an APP password
    do you have 2 step verification enabled
     
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    rermoved you user id
     
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    I redid it and put back user id and still has errors. It might not be worth the hassle
     
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    sorry, I removed your user id from the POST so you did not have SPAM email etc

    did you have 2 step verification on
     
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    I removed the 2 step verification.
     
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    so does it connect now ?
     
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    no it does not
     
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    are you getting the same error

    do you have another PC you can try to log into the web service to make sure 2 step is off
     
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    I checked and the 2 step verification has been disabled
     
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    i would now change the password on the account to something new

    make sure you can log in ok from a webpage and then try WLM again
     
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    I tried it and same problem occurs. This is way too much trouble. I will have to ask a local tech to assist me. Thanks for your help
     
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    I fixed it! I did some more digging and I was directed to change a Google setting - enable a lesser security option - and then I was able to open Gmail on Windows Live mail.
     
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    Glad you got it sorted.
    (y) thanks for letting us know
    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the page of the thread in the upper left corner. :)

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