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Old 12-06-2018, 05:06 PM   #1
Iankahn
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Interesting Thunderbird/GMail Issue


All,

Over the last couple of weeks, I established a new Gmail account for some updated hobby interests. On my Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon system, I use Thunderbird 60.2.1 as my mail client, because I have or monitor for my family seven or eight other Gmail accounts. When I tried to set up the new account, GMail barked at me and denied access to the new account b/c the client I was connecting with "is not secure enough". However, none of the other email accounts have any issues logging in. Has anyone else seen this, and/or know a way around it?

Thanks in advance.

Ian Kahn
 
Old 12-06-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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I realize you said

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none of the other email accounts have any issues logging in
but have you turned on "allow less secure apps"?
 
Old 12-06-2018, 07:24 PM   #3
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When signed into your gmail account click on the 3x3 grid and select "account". A new page will open. Click on "Sign-in & security". Scroll down to the section "Apps with account access" and turn on "Allow less secure apps" if it isn't already.
 
Old 12-06-2018, 09:10 PM   #4
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All, I tried the "allow less secure apps" route. Google's help itself told me that only applies to enterprise Google Docs/Gmail accounts, not individual personal accounts. I'm still open to other suggestions. What really puzzles me is that I have about a half-dozen other accounts that have no issue. I am only having issues with this newest account.

Thanks, everyone, for your help and suggestions.

Ian Kahn
 
Old 12-06-2018, 10:07 PM   #5
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You're welcome. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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Google's help itself told me that only applies to enterprise Google Docs/Gmail accounts, not individual personal accounts.
Well, I have a non-enterprise gmail account that I use with Alpine and mailx and in order to do so, I must have "allow less secure apps" turned on.
 
Old 12-07-2018, 05:29 PM   #6
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So, I should have known better than to question the authority of the replies on this forum. Last night I finally found the proper "allow less secure applications" setting in the Gmail configuration for my new mailbox. I enabled it. And, voila! My new email account configured beautifully in Thunderbird.

Thank you all for the assistance. I appreciate it!

Ian Kahn
 
Old 12-07-2018, 06:16 PM   #7
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No worries. Happy to help.
 
Old 12-07-2018, 06:46 PM   #8
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Iankahn, you can use the Thread Tools to mark the thread solved...and use the Rep link to give Mechanikx some "attaboy" points, if you wish.
 
  


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