I received an email from Google, with the subject:
"On 30 May, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology".
This effectively means that older versions of Outlook, and Outlook Express, which I still use, and have been happy with for years, will no longer work with Gmail.
As far as I know, Virgin's email system is provided by Google, so I have to ask if the same atrocity is going to be perpetrated on my Virgin email accounts.
Here is the body of their email:
On 30 May, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology
To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password. Instead, you’ll need to sign in using Sign in with Google or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0.
What do you need to do?
Email software, like Outlook 2016 or earlier, has less secure access to your Gmail. Switch to Office 365, Outlook 2019 or newer, or any other email software where you can sign in using Sign in with Google."