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Re: Can't get Virgin Email to talk to my Gmail Account

I'm very grateful for your time in looking at my issue, HowardML and sincere apologies for not responding to your earlier posting. I'm addressing the suggestions now that you raised and will respond further. Thanks again.

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Re: Can't get Virgin Email to talk to my Gmail Account

On second thought, the idea of changing back to my old Gmail password won't wash because when I attempt this in Gmail I'm told that I cannot change my password to one I have used previously....

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I suppose I could have added that no e-mail system I have ever come across, or any other password system for that matter, ever lets you recycle a previous password. That way lies serious security risks.

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Re: Can't get Virgin Email to talk to my Gmail Account

Did you look at the account username as I previously mentioned?

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Thanks for your suggestion, HowardML. I clicked on your Google Support link and I was directed to change the settings on my Gmail account to turn on the less secure access panel. And now I CAN connect to my Gmail account through WLM! So you were quite correct when you said that "GMail is fussy about how it connects to ISPs and sometimes throws up a security error when using an e-mail client like WLM." Many thanks for your patience and forbearance - in fact, thanks again to everyone who responded to my call for help.

Now I really must bite the bullet and seriously think about converting from WLM to something like Thunderbird.... Hopefully it's a relatively straightforward and safe process! 

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I'm glad it is resolved.

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Hello, Tim. Yes. It was fine. Sorry I didn't mention it earlier. Thanks.

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@HowardML wrote:
I suppose I could have added that no e-mail system I have ever come across, or any other password system for that matter, ever lets you recycle a previous password. That way lies serious security risks.

OT but Virgin Media allow you to recycle a previous password.

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