I receive an IMAP Authentication Failure when trying to log in to my Google Account through the 'Online Accounts' settings pane. I have read similar posts on this exchange but switching to 'Allow less secure apps' and '2FA' has not solved the problem. Can anyone shed any light? Thanks.

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For posterity, I have solved my own issue. I set up an application password in my Google Account and this allowed 'Online Accounts' to sign in successfully.

  • I'm new and I've also had the same problem, I didn't understand how you solved it, could someone help me please... (Gmail) Thanks.
    – Kevin Soto
    Jun 29, 2022 at 21:09

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