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Old Jun 9, 22, 7:05 am
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Microsoft Outlook Gmail Password Issue

Dear Friends,

I use Microsoft Office for my email on my laptop. It is connected to my gmail account.

For the past few days, it has not been working. The screen pops up asking for my name and password for my pop gmail.com. I put in the information and it still does not work.

I have then tried changing my password for gmail. It will work fine on my ipad and iphone but still not on my laptop.

When I go into Outlook account settings to update password, the same pop gmail screen comes up. I then get the following message "Something went wrong and Outlook couldn't update your password. Please verify your password and try again. If the problem continues, contact your email administrator."

Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

William
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Old Jun 9, 22, 7:11 am
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Googling "Something went wrong and Outlook couldn't update your password. Please verify your password and try again. If the problem continues, contact your email administrator." yielded this:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-6c6cae8b96c2

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I just solved the issue with the Gmail account. There was a setting in my Google account where I needed to allow "less secure" apps to access my account. Once I did that, Outlook was able to access my Gmail account again.
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Old Jun 9, 22, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by CarlTheWebmaster View Post
Googling "Something went wrong and Outlook couldn't update your password. Please verify your password and try again. If the problem continues, contact your email administrator." yielded this:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-6c6cae8b96c2

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Yes, I googled when I first had the issue and found that solution. But it did nothing to resolve the issue.
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Old Jun 9, 22, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by CarlTheWebmaster View Post
Googling "Something went wrong and Outlook couldn't update your password. Please verify your password and try again. If the problem continues, contact your email administrator." yielded this:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-6c6cae8b96c2

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In addition, when I go into my Google account, it tells me this feature is no longer available:

Less secure app access

Your account is vulnerable because you allow apps and devices that use less secure sign-in technology to access your account. To keep your account secure, Google will automatically turn this setting OFF if its not being used.This setting is no longer available. Learn more
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Old Jun 9, 22, 7:40 am
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Did you try using an app password?

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833
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Old Jun 9, 22, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by CarlTheWebmaster View Post
Did you try using an app password?

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833
No, my app access is fine. It is my laptop with Microsoft Office Outlook that is not working.
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Old Jun 9, 22, 8:13 am
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This describes setting up 2fa and using an app password WITHIN OUTLOOK as a workaround to the change made on the Google side that sounds like it is causing OP's original issue.
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Old Jun 9, 22, 9:52 am
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Yes, you need to create an app password in Google and use that in Outlook instead of your actual password.

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en
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Old Jun 11, 22, 10:05 pm
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Just hit a relative of this a couple of days ago. Solution:

1) Turn on two-factor authentication.

2) Create an application password for your e-mail client. You use this just like a password, although it's meant to be set in a program and forgotten, it's not something you need to remember. It's actually just a secondary password for your account, 16 random alphanumeric characters.

Effectively, they took a sledgehammer to ensuring that your password can't be brute-forced and greatly reduced the exposure surface for other attacks on it. I have no idea why they require two-factor to be turned on in order to use it, perhaps this is just a carrot-and-stick to get you to turn on two-factor.

Note that the less-secure-applications switch is old information, no longer useful.

In theory this change was rolled out 6/1, but it appears to be a roll-out, not everyone got hit at once.
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Old Jun 13, 22, 11:17 am
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I've had similar with gMail when I'm using a new or even less-frequently used location to pull emails to my laptop. At home, over WiFi, pulling emails from multiple gMail accounts into my laptop is w/o issue. But, if I go to a "new" location to log in, I get a similar message in Outlook. I have to go to gMail on the web, login and go through the security rigamarole of gMail detected a suspicious login... and confirm it was me. Next Sned/Receive in Outlook, it works.
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Old Jun 13, 22, 9:44 pm
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My solution has been to abandon POP for IMAP on Gmail.

That appears to cause my Gmail to appear in the Inbox for my Gmail address instead of consolidating to a single Inbox...so I created a rule that sends everything that appears in the Gmail Inbox immediately into the consolidated Inbox.

So far, that's working.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 8:23 am
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IMAP is the more modern protocol anyway. POP is a holdover from the 80s...maybe earlier.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 8:39 am
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Bit late now but Gmail has disabled the less-secure app function as of 31 May so any old stuff (such as Windows Live Mail that I still use) won't work with Gmail.

Less secure apps & your Google Account

To help keep your account secure, from May 30, 2022, ​​Google no longer supports the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password.

Important: This deadline does not apply to Google Workspace or Google Cloud Identity customers. The enforcement date for these customers will be announced on the Workspace blog at a later date.

For more information, continue to read.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Bit late now but Gmail has disabled the less-secure app function as of 31 May so any old stuff (such as Windows Live Mail that I still use) won't work with Gmail.
Interesting. I have always had a Gmail gadget on my desktop to count unread emails and let me know w/o opening the Gmail website that I had emails. About 10 days ago it just stopped working returning a " Error:401" I tried downloading several other Gmail counter gadgets all with the same results. Now I know why.... the end of an era.
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