- February 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm #6767
Plugin: Reply by Email
I’m in the setup Connect dialoge and trying to get my gmail email to work. I’m using my entire email address as the username, entering my password, and not changing any other settings. I also went into gmail and enabled POP and IMAP.
This is the error I receive. Testing POP3/IMAP Credentials… Failed
- February 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm #6770
I’m working on a fix, which will be available later today.
A possible workaround is to select ‘Other’ instead of Gmail and set the recipient field to be the same as the username, keeping all other fields matching the gmail options.
Please let me know if the workaround doesn’t solve the issue.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
- February 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm #6771
Ok, I tried Other, it failed and then I got an email from Google.
Google just blocked someone from signing into your Google Account [email protected] from an app that may put your account at risk.
Less secure app
Friday, February 9, 2018 4:33 PM (ET)
Don’t recognize this activity?
If you didn’t recently receive an error while trying to access a Google service, like Gmail, from a non-Google application, someone may have your password.
Are you the one who tried signing in?
Google will continue to block sign-in attempts from the app you’re using because it has known security problems or is out of date. You can continue to use this app by allowing access to less secure apps, but this may leave your account vulnerable.
- February 9, 2018 at 5:03 pm #6772
Yes, you’ll need to allow ‘Less Secure Apps’ even for the normal Gmail connection – Gmail exaggerates regarding the vulnerability, as you’ll be connecting via TLS like any other email client such as Thunderbird, Mail for Mac os X, etc.
- February 24, 2018 at 10:41 pm #6819
Hi. I turned on the allow less secure, but the credential is still failing.
- February 25, 2018 at 6:41 am #6820
What version of the plugin are you using? V1.0.4 has a fix for one scenario of failed login.
I’ve also had reports of Google sending a “was that you” email with a link to allow logging in.
Check if you got one of those.
If all still fails, please create an admin account for me to investigate. I’ll also have to test your Gmail credentials.
For the admin account, please use the email address vinny [at] usestrict [dot] net.
- March 7, 2018 at 10:13 am #6852
Is this still an issue?
- March 23, 2018 at 5:08 pm #6915
Yes, still occurring. I just sent an admin account to you.
- March 23, 2018 at 6:47 pm #6916
The problem isn’t the server. I just logged into your account and tested with my own Gmail credentials and it worked.
You can try to create an application password use use that instead.
- March 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm #6917
Also, please update the plugin to 220.127.116.11 (it’s already showing in your updates screen).
- March 24, 2018 at 11:06 pm #6920
Hi. I figured out that I needed to use an application specific password from Gmail to get it to work. Thanks. I just checked, my plugin is 18.104.22.168. I’m noticing I’m not seeing the Notification configuration screen when I go to Settings > Forums.
I followed this All settings are under Admin -> Settings -> Forums -> Email Notifications.
Can you check why they are missing?
- March 26, 2018 at 10:11 am #6927
The whole “Email Notifications” section is provided by bbpnns. If you see the section, then everything should be in there.
Sorry, I’m not sure I understand what is missing. Do you not see the section at all? You need bbpnns installed in order for reply-to-email to work, as you won’t get the notifications with the right reply-to if you don’t have it.
- March 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm #6932
I do have BBPNNS installed. Mind going in and checking too?
This is what is listed in my plugins.
bbPress Notify (No-Spam) Reply by Email
Reply by email functionality for bbPress and bbPress Notify (No-Spam)
Version 22.214.171.124 | By Vinny Alves (UseStrict Consulting)
- March 27, 2018 at 3:28 pm #6935
I went in and found that bbpnns was missing. I’ve installed and activated it for you.
I can now see the sections under Settings > Forums > Email Notifications.
- March 28, 2018 at 8:34 am #6938
Thanks I see it! Resolved.
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