It is necessary to enable two-step verification in our Google Account.
To enable two-step verification in Google, the first thing to do is to go to Google activation page and click the Start button that appears at the top of the page. Then, a page will tell us that by protecting our account with two-step verification, every time we sign in to our Google Account, we will need a password and a verification code.
Without more, click Start and Google will ask us to enter the password to access our account. Once identified, we will be asked to indicate the phone number we wish to use to enable Google's two-step identification, as well as how to get the verification codes, per message text or phone call.
Automatically, we will receive the verification code in the indicated phone number and via the selected medium and we will present it at the next step. If all goes well, just click the Activate button and the two-step verification will be activated correctly for our Google Account.
Steps to set up a Gmail account in Outlook
We can now open the Microsoft tool to set up our Gmail account in Outlook. The first thing to do is go to the menu option Archive and we click on the button Add an account. Then we write the address of our Gmail account and click on log on.
Outlook will open a Gmail window to allow us to enter the password and login. If we had previously enabled two-factor authentication for Gmail, you will be asked to specify the code received on our mobile. This will tell us a window in which the Gmail account we just added (IMAP) will appear and we will also offer the option to add another Gmail email address in Outlook. If we do not want to add anything yet, leave this field blank and click the Done button.
We will automatically see how the Gmail account appears in Outlook and the sync messages from our Google Account. Once completed, we will have all emails in Gmail and Outlook. Also, when configuring the account by IMAP, the messages we delete on one side will be discarded from the other, just as if we read the messages, they will also appear as read in both clients.
If for any reason Outlook does not accept our password and we are sure we have the correct password, it is possible that we have an older version of Outlook that does not support this option to configure Gmail in Outlook. In this case, we will have to use verification in two factors and one password of the application to verify that we are the person with whom we are trying to access the Gmail account.
To create an app password, if we do not already have it in our Google Account, the first thing to do is to do click on this link , we enter the password of our account, we confirm the code that requires verification in two steps that we have just activated and finally we will access the page that allows us to generate the passwords of the password. ;application.
All that remains is to select the application (mail) and the device (Windows computer, for example), then click the Generate button. We will automatically show your application password, which we must copy to paste when Outlook asks us to enter the password for our Gmail account.