I have trying to get Evolution setup on Ubuntu 16.04.

  1. I have granted gnome online account access to google services. However, Evolution is still unable to access google services.

  2. Experimenting, I realized that Evolution can access Gmail if I disable 2-factor authentication and allow access to gmail through less secure applications (all through google account settings).

I do not particularly like option #2. Any help would be much appreciated.

Unity Online Account Image:

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Error in Evolution:

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Apparently you are faced with an authentication issue on the Gmail side. This may come from a settings issue in Evolution. Therefore let me post my preferences that had always worked:

Receiving mail:

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Sending mail:

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On first send/receive command for this Gmail account you will be asked for your password.

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