Fix Outlook Won’t Connect To Gmail Account Problem
Some Windows 10 users, particularly those who use MS Outlook to manage their emails on a regular basis, are reporting an issue with recurring disconnections from the Gmail server. When they launch Outlook on their PC, it prompts them for a Gmail password. Don’t be concerned if you are experiencing this issue. Simply follow this simple solution, and the problem will be resolved quickly.
Fix In your Gmail settings, enable ‘Basic Authentication.’
Enabling the ‘Basic Authentication’ settings in Gmail might help.
You must first log out of your Email account and then sign in again.
1. Navigate to the Windows icon and type “Control Panel.”
2. Next, select “Control Panel.”
3. In the Control Panel window, click on the drop-down of the option ‘View by:‘.
4. Then, select “Small icons“.
5. Now, scroll down, find and then click on “Mail (Microsoft Outlook 2016) (32-bit)” to modify Email setup.
6. In the Mail Setup window, click on “Show Profiles“.
7. Select the “Outlook” profile and then click on “Remove” to remove it from your computer.
8. Now, click on “Yes” to remove your profile.
Close Mail window.
9. Press Windows key+R to open Run window.
10. In the Run window, type “outlook.exe” and then hit Enter.
11. Now, Outlook will be opened asking for you to log in using your email address.
12. Simply put your email address in the ‘Email address‘ section and then click on “Connect” to set up an email address profile.
13. After adding the E-mail address you will notice “Account successfully added“.
14. Finally, click on “Done” to finish the email address setting up process.
You must now allow ‘less secure app access’ in System security of the same email account with which you logged into Outlook.
1. Open a browser and search for “Gmail.”
2. Then, select “Gmail by Google.”
Gmail will be opened on your computer.
3. On the top-right-hand corner click on your account (it will contain a picture) and then click on “Manage your Google Account“.
4. In Account settings, go to the “Security” settings tab.
5. Now, scroll down and then under ‘Less secure app access‘, click on “Turn on access (not recommended)“.
Close the browser tab.
That’s all! Outlook will now sync all of your emails without prompting you for your Gmail password.
Your issue has been resolved.