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        moss rawn
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        Google recommends switching from less secure to more secure setting.  However when I do this (with Gmail in Outlook), e-mail stops working (connection fails).  When I go back to less secure, G mail in Outlook re-connects and works properly.  Comments anyone?

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        To switch to the improved security recommended by Google, you have to enable two-factor authorization for Gmail and use an “App password” for Outlook:

        See Outlook and Gmail’s Less Secure Apps Setting

        Microsoft’s version of the instructions are under “Outlook won’t accept my password” towards the bottom of Add a Gmail account to Outlook

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (Pioneer/Chump)

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