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impa settings for gmail via virginmedia client

hello

I would like to access my gmail email account from my virginmedia client via IMAP which I already do for some other email accounts.

However, I can not get it to work despite googling the issue on line.

Has anyone done this? Google seems to say the virginmedia client does not meet the gmail security requirements?

thanks

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You need to allow access to less secure apps in your gmail settings.  Follow the help in this google help page:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

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Re: imap settings for gmail via virginmedia client

hi Graham

thanks for your quick reply - I did see that but not sure its a good idea to reduce the security  - any thoughts on that?

will virgin improve the client so it can connect the more secure way?

thanks again

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Re: imap settings for gmail via virginmedia client

The security issue is a matter of personal choice.

I'm not privy to any plans that VM may or may not have regarding changes to the VM Mail system.

My personal preference is to use an email client to access multiple email accounts rather than use a webmail system.  I use MS Outlook on my PC and Bluemail on my android phone but many people use Thunderbird, which is available as a free download.

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Re: imap settings for gmail via virginmedia client

As far as I know Virgin Media don't provide an email client, just access through Virgin Media Mail (webmail). Is this what you mean, adding your Gmail account to VM webmail?  https://www.virginmedia.com/help/virgin-media-mail-how-to-check-emails-from-another-account

As the VM email system is provided as a "value added" service, is not fully supported and is delivered on an in house system, it's highly unlikely that it will be improved anytime soon.

You would be far better to use a dedicated email client, or access your Virgin email address through Google instead.

 




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