Trouble Setting Up Gmail on Windows 8? Here is Why and How to Fix it

image

Simply put, if the address and password are correct, blame on Gmail’s new 2-Step Authentication method. Don’t get me wrong, I love it because it’s the best way to protect and secure my Gmail account. And that also doesn’t mean you can’t connect it to your Windows 8 Mail app. It just need one extra step.

Before adding your 2-step authentication protected Gmail to the Mail app,

1. Go to the Authorized Access to your Google Account page, sign in if haven’t.

2. Type in a name to the new password and click Generate password button to generate a new Application-specific password from near the bottom of the page.

image

3. Go back to Windows 8 Mail app, use the new generated password to add a new mail account there. Note that there is no space in the password, even though it looks like three spaces there.

4. Hoola. All set.

If a Metra App that integrates your Gmail account doesn’t take your password, you probably need to go through this process again to set it up.

[via 7Tutorials]

Related posts:

  1. Backing Up Your Gmail Using This Command Line Tool Gmvault
  2. Adding Notes to Your Gmail with Notes for Gmail
  3. How To Find Emails with Certain Size of Attachments in Gmail
  4. Track Your Email Delivery with Bananatag for Gmail and Outlook
  5. sRemote to Let You Use Your Gmail to Remote Control Your Computer

Continue the discussion at discuss.nextofwindows.com