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Setting up Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Gmail in 2016

I continue to use Microsoft Outlook 2010 because I cannot go to upgrade to the newer versions. Another reason to continue with Microsoft Outlook is because of its good integration with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the voice recognition program that I use.

Recently I had to set up a new POP account in Microsoft Outlook 2010. Like always, I quickly googled with the phrase "how to configure Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Gmail" and started following the directions in the first link at http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17314/add-your-gmail-account-to-outlook-2010-using-pop/. However, I kept getting an error message.

It is only once I looked at their error message that I realised that Gmail considers Microsoft Outlook 2010 as one of the less secure applications and therefore you have to turn off the setting in Gmail to allow access to only secure applications. The instructions for configuring this are available at https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

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