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Gmail will stop allowing less secure apps to connect from May 30 2022

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  • Gmail will stop allowing less secure apps to connect from May 30 2022

    I use Gmail to send emails from my Alpha app as shown in the attached image. Google have announced that from May 30 2022 apps will not be able to connect with just a username and password. The "Allow less secure apps" option is being removed.

    Has anyone got a workaround for this? Apparently you can setup an App Password (16 digit code) but I'm not sure if this is required per device.
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  • #2
    What do you mean by "per device"?

    If Alpha is sending the email, it is sending it from the server, not from the connected device.


    • #3
      I have been using less secure apps with an old version of Alpha on DT.
      Perhaps time to look at alternatives.
      Having been let down a few times by Gmal failures, avoid them now.
      See our Hybrid Option here;

      If at first you don't succeed; call it Version 1.0


      • #4
        We have written instructions for this...

        1. Log into the Gmail address
        2. Click the dotted square top right
        3. Click Account.
        4. Click the Security tab on the left.
        5. Under ‘Signing into Google’ enable ‘Two step verification’ following the instructions.
        6. Under ‘Signing into Google’ you should now have the option of ‘App passwords’.
        7. Click ‘Select app’ and choose ‘Other’, type any name for the password and click ‘Generate’.
        8. Copy the generated password.
        9. Paste the password into the appropriate location in your solution


        • #5
          Thanks Armasoft, I did find some AA documentation that referred to this too and I intend to implement the App Pwd in the coming days. I will report back if there are any issues.


          • #6
            Using Mandril/Mailchimp I send emails to people but also to myself to my gmail address - It does not sound like the issue will affect me.
            Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
            972 524 8714
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            "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


            • #7
              Its not just gmail, aol has done the same. Regarding AOL, you just go to account security, and generate a special password for 3rd party apps (similar to what was described above for gmail). You then use that new generated password in your alpha app.
              Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


              • #8
                I have changed my Alpha app to use the Google App Password and I can confirm that it works just fine.