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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

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