Mail within Windows 10

  1. Posts : 170
    Windows 10

    Mail within Windows 10

    I use the in-built email within Windows 10 and am constantly getting a message telling me to update my credentials for my @gmail account.

    I am using Windows 10 version 1903 - Build 18362.720

    This is driving me crackers, can someone tell me how I can stop this from appearing please.

    When I do update 'my credentials' I effectively get the thumbs up that all is OK but then the very next day, there is the message again.

    I'm almost tempted to stop using this in-built system. If I can;'t resolve it then I probably will.

    Thanks for any help.
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  2. Bastet's Avatar
    Posts : 1,724
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    The inbuilt mail app is classed by some mail providers as a less secure app, in order to remove the message (your account settings are out of date or similar) you need to either allow your Google account to use less secure apps or turn on 2-step authentication & use an app specific password for the email account.
    Google 2-Step Verification
    Less secure apps & your Google Account - Google Account Help

    You can also delete the account & set it up again which should ask you for your Google account details so it can authenticate you.
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  3. Posts : 1,964
    Windows 10

    I have been using Gmail with the Windows 10/8.1 Mail App for 6 years. The security check ups are every 6 months coming from Google.
    The "Account settings are out of date" message from the Mail App is not frequent, certainly not got that for many months.

    The one thing you should do is go thru all your Gmail settings from the Webmail access and checked linked stuff. Remove unwanted links. I found YouTube another Google company linked without any authorisation from me. This was detected when I used YouTube searching for something and getting very strange results, found out that I was signed in.

    They do this sort of thing without informing you when they add a new feature to Gmail.
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