Opera Mail won't fetch gmail messages.
briangle last edited by
I have Opera Mail version 1.0 build 1044. I have two Gmail accounts, one has worked well for many years with Opera Mail. I have just added a second Gmail account which gives two authentication failed messages when I hit send/receive. The messages tell me to use the Gmail website to read messages. I have screenshots of the messages but can't figure out if I can attach them to this message. Any help will be much appreciated.
burnout426 last edited by
You have to enable POP/IMAP on https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/fwdandpop.
You have to turn on "Allow less secure apps" at https://myaccount.google.com/security#connectedapps. Or, if you have 2-step verification turned on at https://myaccount.google.com/security#signin, you'll have to set up an app password for Opera Mail at https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords and have Opera Mail use that password instead.
Using IMAP with Gmail is preferred. When you add the account in Opera Mail, if your email address is not ...@gmail.com (as in, you have a Google Apps email), use ...@gmail.com in the account wizard so Opera picks the correct server settings for Gmail. You can then goto "Menu -> Mail and Chat Accounts -> select the account -> Edit -> General tab" and change it to what it's supposed to be. You still use your true gmail address for the username.
You can double-check your server settings if the account is already created. They should be:
Note: If you run your mail connections through your anti-virus, you might need to change the port and TLS settings for the servers. Otherwise, leave them alone.
To diagnose connection problems, you can turn on logging and check out the log file.