Windows 10: Mail Error Code:0x80072745 (trying to sync a gmail account)

  1.    15 Sep 2016 #1

    Mail Error Code:0x80072745 (trying to sync a gmail account)


    Okay

    Windows ten user forever. Did the Anniversary Update. This caused about 1/2 my apps and programs to stop working correctly. Followed the (way too many) instructions at the Microsoft site. Killed the system to the point where I wiped the drive, reinstalled the original, did the Anniversary update BEFORE anything else. All is good...except for the Gmail account, which throws this error when I try to sync the account:

    Something went wrong (no s**t!)
    We're having a problem downloading messages. Make sure you have a connection (yes, I do) and your account info is correct (yes), and then try again (like 30 times or so).

    Error code: 0x80072745

    I know, just use Gmail...but I'm too damned stubborn for that (which is why I had to reload my entire OS in the first place).

    Any suggestions (other than what I just said) would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for reading!!!

    Michael
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 457
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       15 Sep 2016 #2

    Do you have two step authentication on your gmail account? If so then the email account may require an app specific password.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    15 Sep 2016 #3

    Doctor9fan said: View Post
    Do you have two step authentication on your gmail account? If so then the email account may require an app specific password.
    Hmmm...Don't believe that I do, but thank you...I really appreciate the response. I will verify that I do not have the two step. One thing I failed to mention (sorry) was that the gmail account DID work prior to the AU being installed...I guess I should have known better...LOL

    Thanks Again!

    My Best,

    Michael
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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