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two factor authorization is terrible. can I get my emails with it being turned on

macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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Mar 10, 2018 4:51 PM in response to rtpbob In response to rtpbob

You may want to also reply with more information as previously requested. Your original post asked about getting your emails without two-factor:


1. On what computer or other device are you trying to get your emails?

2. Who is your email provider (Apple iCloud, gmail, yahoo, Comcast, etc.)?

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Mar 10, 2018 9:21 AM in response to rtpbob In response to rtpbob

Sorry, but your post doesn't make any sense. First, are you talking about getting your iCloud email? Did you mean to ask: "can I get my emails with it being turned off"?


Why do you think using two-factor authentication is "terrible?" Is your MacBook Pro still running OS X 10.6.3?


Finally, you posted in the iPhone area of the ASC. What exact model is your iPhone and which version of iOS is it running?

Mar 10, 2018 9:21 AM

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Mar 10, 2018 9:23 AM in response to Tesserax In response to Tesserax

it is terrible because apple makes you have an iphone (or equivalent) to use two factor. Then you must wrtie down their password. it all becomes very complicated. I thought computers were supposed to make thing easier not more difficult.

Mar 10, 2018 9:23 AM

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Mar 10, 2018 9:48 AM in response to rtpbob In response to rtpbob

In order to first turn on two-factor authentication you must have at least one device using either iOS 9 or later or OS X El Capitan or later.


There is no requirement to have an iPhone (or equivalent) to set up two factor or to use two factor. To use two factor, you can have verification codes sent to any trusted phone number -- those can be Android or other non-Apple cellphones and even landlines. See the following from Two-factor authentication for Apple ID - Apple Support

A trusted phone number is a number that can be used to receive verification codes by text message or automated phone call. You must verify at least one trusted phone number to enroll in two-factor authentication.

You should also consider verifying other phone numbers you can access, such as a home phone, or a number used by a family member or close friend. You can use these numbers if you temporarily can't access your own devices.

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Mar 10, 2018 4:51 PM in response to rtpbob In response to rtpbob

You may want to also reply with more information as previously requested. Your original post asked about getting your emails without two-factor:


1. On what computer or other device are you trying to get your emails?

2. Who is your email provider (Apple iCloud, gmail, yahoo, Comcast, etc.)?

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