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[Solved] Your Gmail account settings are out of date

What can I do if my Gmail settings are out of date?

1. Use a different mail client

Before investing time trying to figure out what is wrong with Gmail, maybe you should consider replacing it altogether.

For example, Mailbird is an excellent alternative to any email client, not just Gmail. It has all of the tools you may ever need, but with a level of customization that makes it a joy to use.

Bring all of your email accounts into one window and better manage the emails that you receive and send with just a few clicks of the mouse.



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2. Use a different browser

If the issue persists, you may also try to connect to your Gmail account from a different browser.

Since this issue may occur due to certificate error problems, we recommend using a privacy and security-focused browser such as Opera.

This browser is also very fast and you should be able to log in to your Gmail account in no time. Opera uses the least amount of PC memory so it can save precious time, allowing you to attend to more important matters.

Even if you’re opening media-rich sites that consume a lot of resources, Opera stays on top of the performance ladder. It’s free so you can download it and convince yourself.



Enjoy the most advanced security and privacy features and manage your e-mail accounts – including Google – quickly and easily.

3. Password is incorrect

incorrect password

The main reason for an out-of-date account is usually a wrong password. You can hit Fix Account on the top side of the Mail app.

If your password is not the correct one, the application will ask you to change it. After you do that, the error message will stop appearing.

4. Security certificate error

  1. Go to Settings, then Manage Accounts
  2. For the Gmail account choose Change mailbox sync settings, then Advanced mailbox settings
  3. Tick the two boxes with Require SSL for incoming/outgoing emailthen press Done and Save

5. Permission expired

When you log in to your Gmail account, you give the email permission to run for a limited amount of time. Once in a while that permission expires, so may need to log in again.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to WindowsReport

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