When I am trying to sign in my Gmail with existing Geary mail in Freya. It's failed to login. And I don't know the problem. But the username and password both are right.

  • please ask new question, you have changed total meaning of post.
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 17:35
  • @Ravan don't vote it down. I Will ask it tomorrow. It's too late for me. Anyhow I will accept your answer.
    – Kvvaradha
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 17:57
  • I retracted my DV :)
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 3:47
  • Do you want me to add any information in my answer?
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 13:59
  • I dont have idea to integrate email client apps with Freya now. If I need, I will ask a new question.
    – Kvvaradha
    Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 14:01

2 Answers 2


The simple workaround would be:

Don't get panic with the word "less secure"

See Gmail: Geary doesn't meet modern security standards

  • Is it less secure to use.?
    – Kvvaradha
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 17:18
  • idk, but gmail not even allow me to login to thunderbird :|
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 17:20
  • I have logged into my account from geary, but can't post screenshot atm, that is up to you log in or not :)
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 17:21
  • So can't use it like popular email clients
    – Kvvaradha
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 17:22
  • "popular"? see here, geary is in top 5
    – Ravan
    Commented Nov 22, 2015 at 17:24

First, use two-factor authorization for your Google account. This will require you to have your phone each time you want to sign in to Google, but it's a really good idea to be vigilant about your Google credentials.

Next, you'll notice that because you have set up two-factor authorization, you won't be able to drop the security level in the link above. Instead, set up an app password for Geary.


  • That's nice. but i have to kept my mobile along with me, whenever i open Geary. its not usual. even the device is owned by me,eventhough i have to undergo more levels to login. That's really hassle
    – Kvvaradha
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 10:43
  • This worked fine for me, cheers
    – Daniel
    Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 9:16
  • I understand why you phrased it this way, but saying "hey, do this thing," and then "and by the way, here's how you can fix the problem caused by this thing" is a bit... unhelpful? I'd say something like "If you've enabled two factor authorization (which is a good idea because..." Commented May 5, 2018 at 0:09

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