Add gmail account to Outlook and Windows Live Mail

I trying to add my gmail account to Outlook and Windows Live Mail.  I have no issue with the server settings, but neither will recognize my password.  I log into gmail from a browser with no problem and change to a new password.  That password is not recognized when I try to add the gmail account.  I've been through that iteration several times without success.  What's the problem???
Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
in you need to create an app password (suggested) or remove 2 step verification (don't)app passwords
Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAuthor Commented:
When I use either my phone or sign in with a password, it goes right to entering a new password.  I've done that several times; don't need a new password.  My problem is that setting up gmail does not recognize the password.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you still need to set up an application password. Browsers use cookies and at one time you have setup 2 factor authentication which is only good for items that will respond to the query and you either enter your downloaded passcode or use google authenticator or got the code via a SMS message to your phone  to approve the request  mail clients don't have this functionality.  

Just do it and get your mail working.
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Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAuthor Commented:
I went to and clicked on Signing in to Google.  Here is the screen.  Note that 2-step verification of off.  Also I see no App Passwords to click on.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you have to enable allow less secure apps to access gmail

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Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAuthor Commented:
Great! That did it.  It's now working in both Outlook and Windows Live Mail.  That is an obscure requirement - would drive most mortals crazy.  It nearly did me.  Thanks very much for getting me to that point.  Experts Exchange Works!
Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAuthor Commented:
Good solution - solved my problem in just an evening.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
You're welcome and best of the season
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