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I find it very difficult to configure my gmail currently in 2022, how do I solve this? since I don't even have two-step verification activated. Thank you

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I deleted their mailbox and installed thunderbird mail. Works perfectly.

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Here is a step by step guide :

  • Go to your google account (user icon upper right of chrome or google.com)
  • Click "Manage Your Google Account"
  • In your account settings click on Security tab
  • Scroll down to "Signing in to Google" section
  • Click "App Passwords"
    You will have to login with your google password again, for security
  • Add a new app specific password for Elementary Mail.
  • Then make sure you copy it to your clipboard
    They will not show it to you again

(?) You may also want to save it somewhere in your password manager / list.

  • Use this password when adding your gmail account in Elementary.

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