- You are prompted for authentication, and your credentials are not accepted.
- You receive the following error message in Outlook: Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Please log in via your web browser:
Google has increased its security measures to block access to Google accounts after July 15, 2014 if those accounts are being set up or synced in apps and on devices that use Basic Authentication.
For additional security, consider enabling Google’s two-step verification and app passwords as documented at the following web pages:
Note The workaround described here takes you to the page in the following screen shot. You click Enable to work around the issue.
Article ID: 2984937 - Last Review: Mar 2, 2017 - Revision: 3