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In addition to my company email accounts, I have maintained a gmail account for years, and it is set up in Outlook on my PC along with the others.  Lately the gmail account has been driving me crazy anytime I travel, repeatedly popping up in Outlook saying my password is wrong, and giving me these messages over and over about how someone has used my password, and when I go to the trouble of hassling with their emails telling me this, it is ALWAYS just me, in the very town they are all worried about about.  In other words, NO ONE is breaking into my account--ever--but they love to pester me about it every time I travel.

Apparently there is no support for gmail, but someone on a gmail comment board said I would have to set up two-step verification, or get a dongle...stuff like that which is totally out of the question.  I don't have to do that with my company accounts, and I sure don't want to have all that hassle with a personal account.

Gmail never did this to me in the past, but now it starts up with all this grief every time I go to a different town.  I tried setting my yahoo account up on outlook, but can never get it to work, no matter how many articles I read on how to set it up.

Is there some major email service I can use that has highly dependable up-time--AND will not give me all this grief every time I travel?  It does not necessarily have to be free--if it will just work right.  It needs to easily integrate as POP3 in Outlook 2010.  (Please no lectures about IMAP...please.)  TIA
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Hmm, so what you want is an email provider who does not care much about security?  You could try Yahoo I suppose, while they are still around.

Realistically, an email provider who supports POP3 with no additional security measures will quickly end up full of script kiddies, one day you find your mailbox is nothing but kiddie porn and stolen credit card numbers.
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What aspects of such services make them risky, in terms of the various options I choose in the setup?  My company accounts work just fine, with none of this bad stuff...they are hosted by Network Solutions as POP3 accounts.  They do use authentication, but not SSL.  What is about the setup that might make them NOT susceptible to the bad stuff you are referring to?

Or, are you just saying that the big-name free email services are bad in general?

if the latter, then I would ask if there are some paid services that are 'safer'.
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Nothing that sends passwords in clear text over the internet  will be very secure, so that rules out POP3. POP3s, (usually on port 995) should be at least the minimum you could consider.  

I am not sure about Google's policies, but perhaps if you don't use silly authentication methods, they will not hit you with additional security measures.
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