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Gmail IMAP Message with Outlook: Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Please log in via your web browser

Having issues getting Gmail to work with your email client?  A security setting in Gmail may produce this error with Microsoft Outlook and other email clients. Here’s a workaround.

Issue

Gmail IMAP Message with Outlook: Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Please log in via your web browser:  https://support.google.com/mail/accounts/answer/78754 (Failure)

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Solution

While there are various solutions recommended by Google in their link above, usually case is that your email client might not support the latest security standards. Try changing a few settings to allow less secure apps access to your account.

For Outlook users, this issue occurs when you try to sync to a Gmail account after July 15, 2014 and Basic Authentication has not been enabled for your Gmail account.

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Google has increased its security measures to block access to Google accounts after July 15, 2014 if those accounts are being set up or synced in apps and on devices that use Basic Authentication.

This link might likely be the solution: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

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