I'm having trouble with elementary OS' default email client where I can't even log in even after I carefully typed my email and password there. Am I missing something here? I already tried adding my email through the Online Accounts section in settings, which it did but still didn't even log me in the default email client. Maybe I need to change some settings? If that's the case then, you guys know what to do.

Another weird problem is that I can't remove my account in the Online Accounts section. Even if I click that little minus sign below and exit settings, when I go back it's still there.

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    – msallehi
    Commented Sep 30, 2020 at 5:24
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    Commented Sep 30, 2020 at 16:50

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Does your gmail account have 2 step verification enabled?

Have you enabled Less secure app access?

Have you checked that you are using correct keyboard and not using CAPS?

Alternatively you can try gnome online accounts with gnome settings:

sudo apt-get update

# Install Gnome Control Center by typing the following command:

sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center

# Install Gnome Online Account by typing the following command (optional):

sudo apt-get install gnome-online-accounts

# Open Gnome Control Center by typing the following command:

Exec=env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center –overview

accept as answer if it worked for you

  • Enabling less secure app access to my account worked like a charm. Thanks!
    – Furesuka
    Commented Sep 29, 2020 at 11:21

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