Outlook Cannot Connect to Gmail

| July 15, 2014

OutlookEffective July 15, 2014, Microsoft Outlook will no longer connect with the default security settings to your Gmail account. Google has increased security which is causing this software break. This affects Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013.

To resolve this problem, enable Basic Authentication. To do this, go to the following Google website, https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps, and then select Allow when you are prompted about whether to let less secure apps access your Google account. Click Done and Outlook should work properly. Allow Less Secure Apps

For more information, read the official Microsoft support article on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2984937.

 

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