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 temporarily disable this restriction or add our server to the 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 Manage your Google Account in upper right corner:




2. Click on the Security tab on the left side, scroll down to the Less secure app access option and click on Turn on access:

On the next page, turn the less secure app ON:


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 your hosting 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. Login to your Outlook account and click on the username at the top right corner of your interface and select My profile:



2. On the next screen, click on the Security tab:
 


3. From the available options, choose View my activity under the Security basics menu:



4. A list of recent events related to accessing your Microsoft account will appear.
There you can see when and where your account has been accessed—including successful sign-ins and security challenges, the location, IP address, time the login was done, and other information about the activity in your mailbox.




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