This past week, Google announced their annual Security Checkup. Canotte Cleveland Cavalier The offer boasted an extra 2GB of free Google Drive storage for completing a yearly security checkup. All that was required was for you to sign into your Google account and review your security settings. Golden State Warriors NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO Sounds simple, right? While the process may have been painless, some of the implications of modifying your security settings could leave you without being able to login your GMail from a number of desktop, tablet, or mobile devices. new balance 577 grey green orange Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Air Max Lunar 1 Nike Air Max 2017 Dames blauw Examples of some commonly affected devices include:

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  • Mozilla Thunderbird

So What Broke?

Well, there’s a setting page called Allow less secure apps that was part of your yearly checkup.

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    What’s the Fix?

    The recommended fix is that you need to adjust your mail settings within your offending mail client(s) to authenticate with Google over SSL and/or TLS. Scarpe Air Flight 89 The settings you will need to verify and adjust within your offending mail clients are as follows:

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    SMTP port (SSL) 465
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    If you really need your email fast, the quick fix is to log in to your Google Apps account, navigate to Allow less secure apps, and turn on access for less secure apps.

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    Thank you Google

    Google deserves a huge thank you for their yearly security checkup. Trevor Siemian Jerseys They’re doing the general public a huge favor by offering security features which keep your accounts and passwords safe. nike air max 2017 verde donna Nike Air Max 2017 Heren zwart If you get a chance, please login to your account and verify that you have turned off allowing less secure apps. Fjallraven Kanken Sale Classic Air Jordan Future Canotte Miami Heats It’s well worth your time to fix your mail clients to keep your passwords and email secure.

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