👍 #915 - What Are "Less Secure Apps" and Why is My Gmail Not Working?
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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.|
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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.
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