Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a step each of us should take to protect our email. Instead of relying solely on the password, those logging in now must complete a second step -- or authentication method -- to access an email account. In this case, as with most, the second step is an application that provides a single-use code to log in.
Now, unless a thief has your mobile device, your password is useless when it comes to accessing your Gmail account. Unfortunately, integration with Outlook leaves a lot to be desired. Luckily, there’s a workaround.
1. Open Outlook and click on the File tab.
2. Click Account Settings and then Add and remove accounts.
3. Double click the account you wish to add 2FA to.
We’re going to leave this open and move on to step four. Don’t close this window, as we’ll need it in a minute.
4. Log in to your Google account if necessary, and navigate to the Sign-in & Security page.
5. Scroll down to App passwords and click it.
6. Click Select app, and then Other from the dropdown.
7. Name the app password and click Generate. In this case, we’re going to call it Outlook.
8. Copy the app password and click Done.
9. Go back to Outlook and paste the app password into the Password section and click Next.
10. Close Outlook and restart.
Microsoft Outlook Tips
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- How to Archive Mail in Outlook 2016
- Create an Email Signature in Outlook 2016 and Prior
- Attach a Calendar Event to an Email
- Set Up a Universal Inbox
- Import Contacts to macOS Address Book
- Purge Deleted Messages
- Delete Addresses in Outlook Autocomplete
- Change the Attachment Size Limit in Outlook
- Import Contacts via CSV
- Back Up Outlook Data
- Change Fonts in Outlook
- Export Contacts to CSV
- Add an Image to Your Signature
- Set Up Out-of-Office Messages
- Create Email Templates
- Restrict Notifications to Important Emails Only
- Get Read Receipts
- Use Two Time Zones for Meetings
- Recall an Email
- Save Common Searches
- Filter Email
- Block Unwanted Mail
- Stop Sending Winmail.dat
- Automate Repetitive Actions
- Schedule Outgoing Mail
- Create Canned Replies