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Changing gmail password is a pain in the butt!
Posted by: hal
Date: May 25, 2021 01:32PM
Reading the experience of a forum member recently, I decided that my 2nd gmail account was not secure enough. I set it up initially as a throwaway account, but it has grown important over the years, but it still had a very unsecure password.

I changed it so I had to change the pw in apple mail and iOS mail. But I first get some kind of message from Mac OS Mail telling me that my settings have been changed and needs attention - 'open Safari' is my default option - I clicked cancel. I just wanted to update passwords - what's Safari got to do with that?

I open preferences, but I no longer seen any place to enter or update passwords on my accounts. Somehow I managed to regenerated that message and selected 'open safari' this time and was taken to a google page where I entered the updated password. Also did so on iOS. The only way to get this done is through an error message at least, I couldn't find another way.

Doing that generated 9 emails.

Damn! The internet is a wonderful thingy, but it is getting more and more complicated... before you ask, no, I didn't opt for 2x authentication.
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Re: Changing gmail password is a pain in the butt!
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: May 25, 2021 02:38PM
Wouldn’t that be @Settings/Mail/Accounts?
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Re: Changing gmail password is a pain in the butt!
Posted by: hal
Date: May 25, 2021 05:17PM
yeah, you'd think so...
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Re: Changing gmail password is a pain in the butt!
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: May 25, 2021 06:27PM
confused smiley
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Re: Changing gmail password is a pain in the butt!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 25, 2021 09:56PM
....spank it.....



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Re: Changing gmail password is a pain in the butt!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: May 26, 2021 07:00AM
hal,

Sounds like changing your Gmail password is easy. However, changing that password clearly means updating the settings in a slew of other applications and areas of various OSs. That's what's a pain in the butt.

Robert
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Re: Changing gmail password is a pain in the butt!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 26, 2021 05:08PM
......hind......lick.....maneuver.....???



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