How to Enable Less Secure Apps in Gmail, G Suite

To increase security, Google Apps like Gmail and G Suite will enforce strict policies to ensure high standards of connectivity security are met. However, this has the unfortunate consequence of creating incompatibility with older devices and software. In order to use the feature of our Gmail related tools , you have to enable Less Secure Apps option from your Gmail Account. Below is the complete guide for enabling this feature.

Step-1 Login your Gmail account and select Sign-in and Security.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-2 On the following page, scroll to the bottom, and under the Connected apps & sites heading, locate the Allow Less Secure Apps option & Enable it. Typically, it is the option at the very bottom of the page.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Note: IMAP setting is usually enabled by it's default but in some cases it might be disabled. In order to access the feature of the software, it is highly recommended that IMAP setting should be enabled. Kindly follow the steps below to enable IMAP Setting;

Step-1 Login to your Gmail account and click the gear icon designated to the right side of window.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-2 Click “Setting” from menu.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-3 Click “Forward and POP/IMAP” tab showing somewhere in the middle of the screen.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-4 Move to IMAP Access setting & enable IMAP if it is disable on you Gmail or G Suite account.


Enable Less Secure Apps

How to Generate OTP (One Time Password) from Yahoo Mail?

Yahoo will enforce strict policies to ensure high standards of connectivity security are met. However, this has the unfortunate consequence of creating incompatibility with older devices and software. Yahoo had secured its systems for accessing Yahoo mailboxes in third party applications. Eariler "Less Secure Apps" feature was available. Now, Yahoo had replaced that with Generate One Time Password. User can use that password to sign in Yahoo account on third party applications such as Outlook, Thunderbird, IOS Mail, etc.

In order to use the feature of Yahoo Backup Tool , you have to generate One Time Password from Yahoo Mail Account. Below is the complete guide for enabling this feature.

Note: From 1st Feb 2020, Yahoo has replaced Less Secure App Feature with One Time Password. Follow the instructions below to know how to generate OTP and Sign in Yahoo ID from Advik Yahoo Backup Tool

Step 1. Login your Yahoo Mail Account at Yahoo Security Setting.
After Login Navigate to Account Security >> Generate app Password .


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step 2. Click Other App from the menu.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step 3. Name your app as Advik Yahoo Backup and click Generate.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step 4. Now Yahoo will generate password for Advik Yahoo Backup Tool.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Use this password or Copy & Paste this password for signing in from Advik Yahoo Backup Tool.

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Configure Gmail to Pull Mail from rediffmail.com

Here are instructions for setting up Gmail to collect mail from your mailbox at rediffmail.com .This way all your messages will arrive to your Gmail mailbox, conveniently listed in one central place.

Step-1 Go to your Gmail account and log in with your email and password if asked to.

Step-2 Click on the cogwheel icon at the top-right corner of the page, and select "Settings" in the menu that opens.

Step-3Click on the "Accounts and Import" tab, and then on the "Add an email account" link as shown below:


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-4 Enter your full rediffmail.com email address in the window that opens, and click on the "Next" button.

Step-5 In the next step, select the "Import emails from my other account (POP3)" option and click "Next".

Step-6 Enter your full email address again in the "Username" field.

Enter the password to your rediffmail.com email account in the "Password" field.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-7 Enter pop.rediffmail.com in the "POP Server" field.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-8 Click the "Add Account" button.

Now click the "No" option on the next screen and finally, click the "Finish" button.

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Enable Imap Setting

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Configure Gmail to Pull Mail from GMX

Here are instructions for setting up Gmail to collect mail from your mailbox at GMX . This way all your messages will arrive to your Gmail mailbox, conveniently listed in one central place.

Step-1 Visit your Gmail account and log in with your email and password if asked to.

Step-2 Click on the cogwheel icon at the top-right corner of the page, and select "Settings" in the menu that opens.

Step-3Click on the "Accounts and Import" tab, and then on the "Add an email account" link as shown below:


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-4 Enter your full GMX email address in the window that opens, and click on the "Next" button.

Step-5 In the next step, select the "Import emails from my other account (POP3)" option and click "Next".

Step-6 Enter your full email address again in the "Username" field.

Enter the password to your maill.com email account in the "Password" field.


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Step-7 Enter pop.gmx.com in the "POP Server" field.


Enable Less Secure Apps

Step-8 Click the "Add Account" button.

Now click the "No" option on the next screen and finally, click the "Finish" button.

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Enable Imap Setting