POP Peeper FAQ

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Server Settings

  • GMail: IMAP security (OAuth2)
  • POP Peeper v4.2 supports OAuth2 for GMail IMAP/SMTP. OAuth2 is recommended instead of changing your GMail settings as instructed below.
    To use OAuth2: edit your GMail account in POP Peeper and press the 'OAuth2' button.

    GMail has integrated higher security standards which will likely prevent POP Peeper and other email clients from accessing your account until you adjust its settings.

    There are 2 options available: either setup 2-step verification and create an app-password for POP Peeper or enable access for "less secure apps":

    2-step verification
    This option provides more security, but requires more steps (including voice/text confirmation) and may require additional steps when you regularly log into GMail with your webbrowser
    1) Enable 2-step verification
    2) Create app-specific password

    Allow less secure apps
    This option is much easier to setup, but provides less security than 2-step verification (note: it does not make your account unsecure)
    1) Allow less secure apps