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Author Topic: Can't "Verify" Gmail account for transfer  (Read 9088 times)


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Can't "Verify" Gmail account for transfer
« on: June 24, 2016, 09:35:09 pm »

I thought I configured everything correctly with turning on IMAP access in my Gmail account... but when I try to initiate the move process, I keep getting the error that says:
Please check your credentials and try again. Also ensure that IMAP is enabled on your account.
Server response: Can not authenticate to IMAP server: [ALERT] Please log in via your web browser:

I only activated IMAP access on my Gmail account today... but it's been several hours and I'm still getting this error.

I've tried de-activating IMAP access and then RE-activating it... waiting... and attempting a transfer. No go.

Anyone have any thoughts on what I can do to get this working?



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Re: Can't "Verify" Gmail account for transfer
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 12:41:46 am »
DOH!  :o  Nevermind!  Just found a gMail support doc about enabling "Less Secure Apps" to log in. Turned that feature on and VOILA! Instant verification!

So... if anyone else runs into this problem, here's the link...

Follow those instructions and you'll be good to go!