1. smoledman's Avatar
    I think this has to do with enabling 2-factor authentication on my Google account, but the Mail app doesn't know how to prompt me for an access code. Dose Windows Phone 8.1 fix this?

    Never mind, I generated an app password for this.
    08-10-2014 01:25 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Sounds like it is now resolved?
    08-10-2014 01:58 PM
  3. smoledman's Avatar
    Yes app password resolved it. Not ideal, as my Outlook.com mail account did not require this. Blame Google.
    08-10-2014 06:40 PM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Let me guess your using a separate app for Gmail and the built-in email function for outlook.com?

    If so you can add gmail via the built-in email functions and sync your calendar + contacts.
    08-10-2014 09:22 PM
  5. smoledman's Avatar
    Let me guess your using a separate app for Gmail and the built-in email function for outlook.com?

    If so you can add gmail via the built-in email functions and sync your calendar + contacts.
    I already said it in the subject title. Google is a linked email account, but I was never prompted for the verification code like I was for Microsoft account.
    08-11-2014 01:09 AM
  6. jazz70's Avatar
    I think this has to do with enabling 2-factor authentication on my Google account, but the Mail app doesn't know how to prompt me for an access code. Dose Windows Phone 8.1 fix this?

    Never mind, I generated an app password for this.
    I had the same problems setting up Gmail when I got my Icon, it was a problem with 2-step verification. I seem to remember I turned off 2-step connected my Icon no problem and then renabled 2-step again and generated a new password for the new Windows phone and I haven't had any problems since syncing Google email/calendar with the Icon
    08-11-2014 04:20 PM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I already said it in the subject title. Google is a linked email account, but I was never prompted for the verification code like I was for Microsoft account.
    The reason I wanted to clarify, I get users meaning various things when they say "linked" lol... plus you did say

    Yes app password resolved it.
    So I presumed you were using one of the many stand-alone gmails app available in the store .
    08-17-2014 01:00 AM

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