👍 #915 - What Are "Less Secure Apps" and Why is My Gmail Not Working?
View Online: https://newsletter.askleo.com/current-newsletter/
Newsletter FAQ & administration
Honestly, I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more coverage. I expect that in a few days it will.
If you access Gmail using a desktop email program like Microsoft Office Outlook, Thunderbird, the Mail program in Windows, or any of a number of alternatives, and you don't yet have two-factor authentication turned on, you need to read this week's featured article.
The short version is that Google considers your email program's approach to signing in to Google to be less than secure, and will disable it soon.
This week's featured article: What Are "Less Secure Apps" and Why is My Gmail Not Working? goes into more detail, and what you may need to do about it.
Also this week:
- Want to hide who you're sending an email to? There's a feature for that.
- Windows Home vs. Pro: fight!
- On the wrong Wi-Fi network? Why, and how to fix it.
As always, links below.
Gary and I started by talking about the Google issue mentioned above, so if you're affected or my written article isn't clear, perhaps listening to us discuss it will help.
Gary shares some of his experience with technology while camping, and we dive into an unexpected source of in-depth news: Wikipedia!
TEH 164: Tech camping, Insecure Apps, Wiki News has all that, and the always popular "more stuff".
Here's to a peaceful, and safe, week...
What Are "Less Secure Apps" and Why is My Gmail Not Working?
It's all about protecting your Google account.
Google is increasing the security requirements for accessing your Gmail accounts. I'll review what the change means and the options you have.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
How Do I Hide the Email Address I'm Sending Email To?
|It's possible to send email to someone without having their email address show up on the To: or CC: lines by using Blind Carbon Copy, or BCC.|
What's the Difference Between Windows Home and Pro Editions?
|I prefer Windows Professional editions. Here's what I consider the important differences between Windows Home and Pro.|
Why Does My Laptop Keep Connecting to the Wrong Wi-Fi Network?
|Windows tries to be helpful by remembering the Wi-Fi networks you've connected to in the past. Sometimes, though, you want it to forget.|
What Is a Server?
|The term "server" is used a lot in many contexts, but it's really just a computer.|
Ask Leo! on YouTube
Subscribe to Ask Leo! on YouTube to get the latest on YouTube.com. Your subscription (and "Likes") help others find Ask Leo!, and the the answers they're looking for.
What Is a Server?The term "server" is used a lot in many contexts, but it's really just a computer.
Why Does My Laptop Keep Connecting to the Wrong Wi-Fi Network?Finding the Wrong wi-fi network? Windows tries to be helpful by remembering the Wi-Fi networks you've connected to in the past.
What's the Difference Between Windows Home and Pro Editions?I prefer Windows Professional editions. Here's what I consider the important differences between Windows Home and Pro.
What Are "Less Secure Apps" and Why is My Gmail Not Working?Google is increasing the security requirements for accessing your Gmail accounts by designating Less secure apps. I'll review what the change means and the options you have.
How Do I Hide the Email Address I'm Sending Email To?It's possible to send email to someone without having their email address show up on the To: or CC: lines by using Blind Carbon Copy, or BCC.
Support Ask Leo!
Ask Leo! is supported in part by people just like you! For as little as $2/month you can help, and view askleo.com without ads. For $5/month you'll also get the The Ask Leo! Tip of the Day
Here are examples of tips published this week:
- Tip of the Day: Leave Small Partitions Be
- Tip of the Day: "Remember Me" with Caution
- Tip of the Day: Back Up Before CHKDSK
- Tip of the Day: Windows Built-in Backup is Better than None
- Tip of the Day: site:microsoft.com For Better Results
- Tip of the Day: Use Two-Factor Authentication, Already
Support Ask Leo! and become a patron for these and other exclusive benefits and discounts!
Other ways to support Ask Leo!.
The Ask Leo! Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet Expanded Edition - Fifth Edition!
Newly updated and revised, with all the latest changes for Windows 10, ransomware, the latest online threats and more.
It's my most important book!
Already own v4? You already own v5! Check your Ask Leo! Account. Already have the FREE edition? That's been updated too! Check your Ask Leo! Account.
Share Confident Computing!
Share the confidence: forward this (without your unsubscribe link at the bottom) to your friends! They'll thank you! (And so will I!)
Did someone forward this to you?
to get your own copy each week. It's FREE!
Become a Patron
Ask Leo! Books
Social & more!
Not All News Is Bad - Each day I look for one story in the current news of the day with a positive bent. Just one. And I share it.
HeroicStories Since 1999, HeroicStories brings diverse, international voices to the world ' reminding us that people are good, that individuals and individual action matter. Stories - new and old - are published twice a week.
7 Takeaways - I've resolved to read something of substance each day and identify one idea to "take away". Once a week I post the takeaways I've collected for the week.
leo.notenboom.org - My personal blog. Part writing exercise, part ranting platform, it's where I write about anything and everything and nothing at all.
Newsletter contents Copyright © 2022,
Leo A. Notenboom & Puget Sound Software, LLC.
Ask Leo! is a registered trademark ® of Puget Sound Software, LLC