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How to Connect Gmail

Flowlu is not a Google App so it is considered a "less secure app" which means it is a third party app. If you want to connect your Google (Gmail or G-Suite) account securely, you have to take the following steps:

Step #1 Enable Less Secure Apps/Set Up 2-Step Verification

If you want to set up your Google Workspace email account, enable less secure apps (third party apps):

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.
  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Security > Access and data control > Less secure apps
  3. In the opened tap choose Allow users to manage their access to less secure apps
  4. Click Save 
  5. Go to Step #2

If you want to connect your Gmail account, set up 2-Step Verification:

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Security.
  3. Under “Signing in to Google,” select 2-Step Verification > Get started
  4. Follow the on-screen steps. For more details go to Google Account Help page
  5. Go to Step #2

Step #2. Create an App Password

  1. Log in to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel select Security.
  3. Under "Signing in to Google," select 2-Step Verification
  4. At the bottom of the page, select App passwords: If you can’t find the option to add an app password, it might be because:
  5. Choose Select app and choose Custom.
  6. Type Flowlu (or any other name) and click Generate.
  7. The app password is the 16-character code that generates on your device. You will need it later for connecting your Gmail account.
Make sure that you've created and copied the App Password. You will not be able to set up the integration without it. 

Step #3. Enable IMAP for your account

  1. On your computer, sign in to Gmail (with your G Suite account).
  2. In the top right, click Settings > See all settings
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. In the IMAP Access section, select Enable IMAP.
  5. Click Save Changes.

Step #4. Connect Account

  1. Open the Email module in the Flowlu main menu. Please make sure you have the Email app installed on your account.
  2. Click Connect an Account. If you already have connected accounts, click the "three dots" button in the right corner and select the appropriate option from the list.
  3. Select Gmail.
  4. Enter your Gmail login and the generated 16-character App password.

Once you have entered these credentials, you can proceed with setting up your email account.

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