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Googlemail blocked access from Thunderbird

Oldjim
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Googlemail blocked access from Thunderbird

Just found that Googlemail now considers Thunderbird to be a Less Secure App and blocked access from it

Since Thunderbird hasn't changed I believe I suspect it is Google playing silly sods

Any thoughts

 

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jelv
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Re: Googlemail blocked access from Thunderbird

Does this help? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1201406

jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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HairyMcbiker
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Re: Googlemail blocked access from Thunderbird

Yep you can change your settings in gmail to allow less secure apps. (includes the gmail app !) Or you can activate 2 stage authentication using your phone #.
Oldjim
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Re: Googlemail blocked access from Thunderbird

Thanks Jelv - that is interesting

I just allowed less secure apps but it seems to be rather silly

ReedRichards
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Re: Googlemail blocked access from Thunderbird

The whole business is silly but I don't thin it's new.