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[Question] Gmail two step authentication

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by LilJimmyRbinson, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. LilJimmyRbinson

    LilJimmyRbinson Best muppet ever

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    So I turned on the 2 step authentication for my Gmail account to beef up security. I like the idea of it, but ever since I set it up, Gmail won't work with any of my devices besides my phone. It won't work with the Mail app on my MacBook, iPad or Nook. How can I fix this besides turning off this extra layer of security?
     
  2. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    PM mills . He's like a Google wizard about this stuff.
     
  3. Don the Radio Guy

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    Sounds like the "you now need to buy android devices" feature.
     
  4. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Maybe just turn off the 2 step authentication and beef up your password. That works for my security needs.
     
  5. GrammatonCleric

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    With 2 step verification you need to manage allowed devices and use the one time password that you generate on that device. You should also name your devices. This gives you the ability to kill gmail on a device remotely if it gets lost.
     
  6. ruckstande

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    Go here ->https://www.google.com/settings/security
    Then click on Settings under 2-Step Verification
    From there click on Manage Application-Specific Passwords
    From here, scroll all the way down to the bottom where you can Generate New Application-Specific Password.
    -you have to give whatever application you need a password a name and click generate which makes a specific password for that application. You only have to do it once but whenever you clear your cache or cookies on your computer or phone you have to do it all over again. It's kind of a pain in the ass but I have gotten use to it. Also, try and download Google Authenticator for Droid. I don't know if they have it for ios. That will save you from doing this shit all of the time and generate codes on the fly.
     
  7. LilJimmyRbinson

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    Still laughing.
     
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  9. Psychopath

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    I wonder if that moron still hasn't figured out what to do.
     

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