Dealing with excessive Gmail and Outlook security

Sometimes when you use Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo email address on a website contact form or as a part of Private email Unified Mail tool the attempt to access your account may be blocked. This is because some of the most popular free email services reject successful login attempts, originating from unusual locations. In this guide you will find tips and tricks on how to temporary disable this restriction or add our server to whitelist.

Gmail

When the geolocation block was triggered, Suspicious sign in prevented email should appear in Gmail’s inbox, such as this one:



All you need to do is to sign into Gmail web-app and follow these steps:

1. Click on My Account in upper right corner:




2. Choose Connected apps & sites from Sign-in & security settings:



3. Enable Allow less secure apps option:



3. In case emails are still not sent from your website/application, an additional confirmation of permissions might be needed. In order to proceed, you need to use or fix App password as shown here.



Outlook

 In order to deal with Outlook extra security challenge you'll need to mark Private email server as a trusted device in Recent activity section inside of security settings area in your outlook.com account.

You need to follow these instructions:

1. Click on the Gear icon at the top right corner of your outlook.com interface and select Options item in Settings drop-down menu:



2. On the next screen, click on the first item - Account details (password, addresses, time zone):
 


3. You will be redirected to the Microsoft account control panel. Then choose Security & privacy item on the top bar:




4. Choose See my recent activity option:




5. A list of recent events related to accessing your Microsoft account will appear. If there are several Security challenges, identify the legitimate one by the timestamp and the origin of the IP address.

If you use Private Email the connection attempt will be traced to Los Angeles or Atlanta. Should you be using cPanel mail service, an attempt will originate either from Atlanta, Phoenix or UK, depending on the datacenter which hosts your account:



6. Once identified, click on That was me and try to add the account to Private email again.

In case you don’t recognize an activity, click on That wasn`t me. It’s possible that a hacker or a malicious user has gotten access to your account. After that it is recommended to change your password and update the account security info.

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