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Windows Live Mail and Gmail

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:21 am

Last Sunday, I began to not be able to log into my Gmail on Windows 10 with Windows Live Mail. Error message said user ID or password were incorrect, even though I had made no changes to either. Was able to log in without issue on my iPad and iPhone. No notification whatsoever from Google. Today I got an email from Google stating that someone had tried to log into a Google app with a "less than secure" app. Hmmmm I says to myself. Went into Google and changed the security settings to less secure and voila, Gmail works again. Would have been nice for Google to have notified their customer base that they were making changes to their software that could impact service. If you have similar problems, this may be the cause.
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