Enable IMAP & App Password for Gmail – Settings for Messages Import

Mark Regan ~ June 1st, 2021 ~ How To

Know correct Gmail settings for messages import.

Are you trying to use one of BitRecover products related to the Google Mail account?

Is your software ❌ fails to authenticate your Gmail account?

If your answer is Yes then you need to enable IMAP and Need to Generate an App Password.

After that, anyone can use BitRecover Software without displaying any error message.

First of all, check your Google Mail account details are correct i.e. βœ‰ Email Address and πŸ”‘ Password (App Password).

App Passwords can only be used with accounts that have 2-Step Verification turned on.

If you used correct Gmail account credentials and still facing the authenticate problem then you need to enable these 2 Gmail settings for messages import in the software interface.

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1. Gmail Settings to Enable IMAP

1 – Firstly, login to your Gmail account and click on the Settings Gear icon.

Gmail account

2 – After that, choose See all settings option from Google Mail.

See all settings

3 – Thereafter, you will see all Gmail settings. From here, choose Forwarding and POP/IMAP option and then enable IMAP as you can see the respective screenshot.

Gmail settings to enable IMAP

4 – No need to change other settings, just click on the Save Changes button.

Save Changes

2. Generate Gmail App Password

App Passwords can only be used with accounts that have 2-Step Verification turned on.

1 – Go to your Google My Account

2 – Select Security.


3 – Under “Signing in to Google,” select App Passwords. You may need to sign in. If you don’t have this option, it might be because 2-Step Verification is not set up for your account.


4 – At the bottom, choose Select app and choose the app you using Β» Select device and choose the device you’re using Β» Generate.


5 – Follow the instructions to enter the App Password. The App Password is the 16-character code in the yellow bar on your device.

6 – Tap Done.


In Conclusion

After applying above all Gmail settings for messages import, all computer users can use BitRecover Tools without reporting any error message. Now users can also configure their Gmail account with several email client and email services. If you are also facing the same issue then you can follow the mentioned steps and contact the support team.

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