[Outlook]your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following

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your IMAP server wants to alert

whereas our online accounts security has been increased , complications has been also increased, configuring Gmail account in Microsoft outlook is now not very easy. if you are facing error message

Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Please log in via your web browser:

http://support.google.com/mail/accounts/bing/answer.py?answer=78754 (Failure)

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your IMAP server wants to alert

Reason

as extra security measure Google has introduced less secure app access feature , which may block access to your account when accessed via 3rd party application such as Outlook, Thunderbird.

Solution

to solve this problem, login to your Google account and browse to connected apps & device setting under sign-in & security category. and scroll down to end of the page and enable ” Allow less secure apps” as shown in image below.
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your IMAP server wants to alert

Mutahhar Bashir

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