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No matter what I do I can't get into my Outlook 2010 on my laptop. Every time I try I get the same error msg:

Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following:
Please log in via your web browser:

I click on OK and get a box that says "Enter your user name and password for the following server". Server: Then it asks for my username and password, which I provide and hit "OK". But it just brings me back to the the original error message and I try doing it all over again. It won't let me copy & paste the long URL into the browser, so I type it in but always get a message that there is no such page. Can anyone help?

It just occurred to me to try and get in via my iPhone and that works, but I can't get in via my laptop.

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Have you tried logging into your gmail via your web browser? – CyberJacob Nov 6 '13 at 22:58
Have you tried without your antivirus suite enabled? Disable it and give it a shot. – r0ca Nov 15 '13 at 16:27

Google has marked less secure application because they use insecure connections. You need to allow those application in Google settings.

Follow the steps given here:

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This appears to be a known issue based on Microsoft's KB: #2984937

The solutions proposed are either:

Enable two factor authentication (you would need to use the app-specific password then)


Enable Basic Authentication for your Gmail account

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