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How to connect a Gmail / Google Workspace account with an App Password

By: Jacob Durgan
Updated: August 18, 2023
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Step 1: Enable 2-Step Verification in your Google account

  1. Login to the Google account, click on the Avatar in the top right corner and then click on “Manage your Google Account”.
  2. Click on “Security” on the left hand menu.  Scroll down, under Signing in to Google, click on 2-Step Verification.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps

Step 2: Enable IMAP in the mailbox

  1. In the mailbox (email), go to the Settings by click on the gear icon in the top right corner. 
  2. If quick settings opens up, select “See all settings”
  3. Select the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab
  4. In the IMAP access area, click on “Enable IMAP”
  5. At the bottom and select “Save Changes”

Step 3: Create an App Password and Sign into Emailbroadcast using it

  1. Go back to your Google Account Settings
  2. In the right hand navigation menu, select “Security”
  3. Under “How to sign into Google” select 2-Step Verification
  4. Go to the bottom of the page and click App Passwords
  5. In the Select App dropdown, select Other.  You can name the password “app.eb” or any other name, it does not matter.
  6. Click on Generate
  7. Copy your generated App Password (this is the password you will use to connect the account to emailbroadcast)
  8. Go back to emailbroadcast
  9. In the password field, paste the “App Pasword” you just copied.
  10. Fill in the other fields if not already done
  11. Click on “Save”
  12. Your account should be connected

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