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Question: cannot send gmail from mail on my mac

I have a Macbook Air running el capitan 10.11.6

I have recently upgraded my gmail to gsuite, which entailed a new Google setup.

Having done this I can no longer send email from my Mac.

Every time I try to send it says 'unable to verify account name or password' when I enter the password; and if I go to Accounts to enter it, there is no password field.

I can receive email fine.


I have deleted and recreated the account - still doesn't work.

I have deleted the password entries in the keychain and recreated all email accounts from scratch - still doesn't work.


Any advice?

MacBook Air, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

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Mar 15, 2018 10:25 AM in response to OD_outcast In response to OD_outcast

Try going to the Gmail web site, access your account, and there should be something the to allow log on with less secure settings.


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