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I've been trying to log in the Mail app with my Gmail account, however I always get a "wrong email or password" message, even though I was sure I had it correct all of the times. I received an email from Google some minutes ago saying that someone tried to log in using an app that has known security problems or is out of date.

Just made a fresh install of Loki.

How do I deal with this situation?

A screenshot of the email: enter image description here

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I always get a "wrong email or password" message

If you are using 2-Step verification then you need to create a password specifically for Mail app. It will work fine. Additionally, if you are using Google App (for business, etc. and not the @gmail account) then again you need to follow specific setup instruction.

I have been using both the gmail (and google business) account without encountering the email you have mentioned. I suspect this might have to do multiple login failures. But that's just a rough guess.

Anyhow, there's a workaround to get the less secure app working. Follow this link (Google Support).

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Yahoo now also views the mail method of connection as 'less secure' and requires you to change the security settings in yahoo.

  • This should be its own post. – SteveLambert Feb 22 '18 at 17:57

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