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April 13th, 2016

Authenticating Gmail Accounts Using OAuth2

Gmail IMAP and SMTP servers support authorization via the OAuth 2.0 protocol, which Postbox 4 also supports. If you're receiving notifications about using a less secure application, or simply want to use the latest and greatest security protocol, try upgrading your Postbox Gmail account to OAuth2. It's quick and easy to do!

Note: These instructions are only for Gmail accounts that have already been set up within Postbox. If you are setting up a new Gmail account, simply walk through our New Account Wizard and the correct settings will be configured for you.

  1. Within Postbox, navigate to Options | Preferences / Privacy / Saved Passwords and click the "Show Passwords" Button.
  2. Take a screenshot of your passwords, just so you have them as a back up.
  3. Remove all of your Gmail passwords from the Password Manager, then close the window.
  4. Navigate to Options | Preferences / Accounts. Select the first Gmail account and change Authentication to "OAuth2." Repeat this step for each of your Gmail accounts.
  5. Once complete, restart Postbox, and it will authenticate with each of your Gmail accounts. Follow the onscreen prompts and you're all set!

Happy Emailing!