How to connect a Gmail account
Step-by-step guide for connecting your Gmail account to Leave Me Alone. Takes 2-3 minutes to complete.

Step 1 : Enable IMAP

To scan your mailbox for emails, you need to enable IMAP for your Gmail account.
  1. 1.
    Go to your Gmail settings Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  2. 2.
    In the "IMAP access" section, select Enable IMAP.
  3. 3.
    Click Save Changes (don't forget this step ⚠️).
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Go to your Gmail settings
Enable IMAP and click Save Changes

Step 2 : Turn on 2-Step Verification

If you don't have 2-Step Verification enabled then the next step won't work!
  1. 1.
    Go to your Google Account Security tab.
  2. 2.
    On the Signing in to Google panel, click 2-Step Verification.
  3. 3.
    Click Get started and follow the steps.
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Go to your Security settings and turn on 2-Step Verification

Step 3 : Create an App Password

  1. 1.
    Go to your Google Account Security tab again.
  2. 2.
    On the Signing in to Google panel, click App Passwords.
  3. 3.
    At the bottom, choose Select app and choose Other (Custom Name).
  4. 4.
    Enter "Leave Me Alone" and choose GENERATE.
  5. 5.
    Copy the App Password (the 16-character code in the yellow bar on your device) - don't forget this bit ️⚠️.
Don't forget to copy your app password after you click Generate!
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All done!
You can now connect your Gmail to Leave Me Alone using your email address and the App Password you just generated.

Troubleshooting

The setting that you are looking for is not available for your account.

You must enable 2-step verification for the app password setting to be available for your Google account so please check you have done this first.
If you can't see the option to enable 2-step verification and you have a Google Workspace account please see the next section.
If you see this page when you try to create an app password then please make sure you have 2-Step Verification enabled first

There is no option to enable 2-step verification

If you are connecting a Google Workspace account and you don't see the option to enable 2FA then you will need to contact your system administrator and ask them to enable to the setting.
They can find it in Security -> Authentication -> 2-step verification -> Check the box "Allow users to turn on 2-Step Verification"
Steps to allow enabling 2FA in Google Workspace Admin dashboard

The password is incorrect for this account

Make sure that you're using the app password generated in step 3 above.
​​If you still can’t connect your account, try the following: 1. On your device’s browser, go to https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha. 2. Enter your username and password, then enter the letters on the screen. 3. Go back to Leave Me Alone and try connecting again.
Once you have completed the Display Unlock Captcha you have 10 minutes to connect your account.

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