1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 18, 2012 10:22 AM by BDAqua
gbatchelor Level 1 (0 points)

As of yesterday I am unable to get my mail from Gmail I get stuck in a loop that asks for my password over and over.


I get the following message.


The server for account "Gmail" returned the error "[AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Invalid credentials (Failure)." Your username/password or security settings may be incorrect. Would you like to try re-entering your password?


Has anyone else got the same problem? Is there a solution?





MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011), iOS 6.0.1
  • BDAqua Level 10 (121,615 points)

    Hi george, see if this is it for a start...


    Gmail send but not receive...


    Here are two steps that have come in handy in related situations


    1) login to gmail on your computer or device via a web browser


    2) once logged in successfully, go to this URL to unlock:




    The Password rejection can confuse people since it's a catch all meaning...


    This Password, Username, Authentication method... is not recognized on this Port to this Server, or a server end problem.


    If using a browser to login via WebMail works it's not Name or Password, but one of the other ones.