Unable to make GMAIL IMAP work under Outlook.

Windows 10 Home using Outlook 2007.  I'm trying to transfer about 600 emails in the Outlook Inbox to GMAIL.  I've configured a GMAIL account within Outlook using IMAP and servers 993 and 587.  When I test the account, it appears that GMAIL will not accept my credentials even though I am very confident that they are correct.  I have a feeling this is related to GMAIL's 2 step verification process.  I saw some web research that implied that I needed an app password but I don't think it applies.  Your help is appreciated.
tonyadamRetiredAsked:
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalCommented:
Hi Tony,

Yes, I have stuck in the same issue as before.
You will need to visit: https://myaccount.google.com/security to enable the 2FA on your GMail account.

After that, you'll be able to be list the application that will be using the GMail account, from there it will give you the 16 digits password (one time) so that you can login to your Gmail session from Outlook.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
I had same issue. Log in to Gmail using web browser (chrome) and check if there is an email from Gmail asking you to verify if you are going to grant permission for new email client.

I did confirm and then my Outlook connector (IMAM) to Gmail mailbox started working OK
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi,

You will find that you need to allow 'less secure apps' to access your account:

https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

I have not (so far) found that 2FA is required, but it is possible that is too.

Alan.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalCommented:
This is the exact help location I was using to enable my Outlook GMail access: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en

Hope that helps.
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Outlook 2007 is not capable of completing Multi Factor Authentication according to GMAIL's specs, so you have to follow Alan's instructions. You may also need to enable IMAP on your account (It's disabled by default).
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Outlook 2007 is not compatible with Windows 10. You need to upgrade your MS Office to newer version like Office 2016.
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Mike SunSenior Systems Engineer (IBM - retired)Commented:
Actually, Office 2007 including Outlook works fine under Windows 10 😉
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
I changed the GMAL settings to "less secure apps" and then used server settings of 993 and 465.  The "test" worked OK but I don't see the GMAIL account in Outlook.  This is probably something simple but I don't know what to try next.   Any ideas on why GMAIL is NOT showing in the list of accounts or under "Mail"
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
After You've changed security on GMAIL, go to Outlook setting (email setting in control panel) delete profile and create new one under different profile name.
All should work OK
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
I did not remove the former profile since I had a concern that I might lose the 600 emails I'm trying to move the GMAIL account.  I did create a new profile and then had to create two new email accounts.  One is an AOL account which is the source of the 600 emails.  The other is a new GMAIL account.  Again the objective is to move the 600 emails to GMAIL and then ultimately close AOL's account.  

My new profile does show GMAIL and AOL but none of the 600 AOL emails.  How do I get them to show in this new profile?
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
If you have GMAIL now, just import from AOL PST file
File Open / Import From PST
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all that assisted.  I have been able to move all Outlook (AOL mail) to Outlook GMAIL and the emails appear in the Google GMAIL account successfully.  The key was to use the "use less secure apps".
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi TonyAdam,

Glad to hear it is all solved.

You might want to make a backup of the emails into a local PST file too - that way you are well covered in case something goes wrong.

I do this for myself and clients, and update it periodically (weekly for me, and whatever makes sense for others).


Alan.
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tonyadamRetiredAuthor Commented:
THanks Alan.  A very good idea to say the least.  I preach backup over and over but getting folks to do it is another thing.
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Solution identified - allow use of 'less secure apps'.
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