Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 18, 2011, 11:45 PM   #1
John Doe 57
macrumors 65816
 
John Doe 57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Binghamton, NY
Gmail Rejects Password After 2 Years of Use

Out of the blue, my Gmail account is rejecting my password that I use to login. I'm using Apple Mail, with my POP Gmail account as my inbox. Every time I enter in my password, it rejects it.

Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen shot 2011-10-18 at 11.44.11 PM.png
Views:	83
Size:	169.7 KB
ID:	307997

Everything was fine for 2 years and then all of a sudden this happened. I've read some things about it going away after a couple of days. Are there any alternatives to the "sit and wait it out" method?

Thanks
__________________
17" MacBook Pro 3,1 | 6GB RAM | 240GB SSD ||| Lumix GH2 | Voigtländer 17.5mm F/0.95 | SLR Magic 35mm T/1.4 ||| Vimeo | Soundcloud | Tumblr
John Doe 57 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2011, 12:19 AM   #2
ezramoore
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington State
Can you log into the web interface at www.gmail.com?
ezramoore is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2011, 03:48 AM   #3
Tumbleweed666
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Near London, UK.
Thats the obvious first thing to try I'd be worried that someone had hacked into my account if that was me.
__________________
27" late 2013 iMac, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, OSX 10.9.2
Tumbleweed666 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2011, 08:08 AM   #4
Quad5Ny
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
After your logged into the Gmails web interface, it might be a good idea to tie your cell phone number to your mail account.

That way if anyone does hack your account, you have a recovery method.
Quad5Ny is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2011, 05:36 PM   #5
John Doe 57
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
John Doe 57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Binghamton, NY
Well I went to the Gmail website and logged in. They confirmed that there had been suspicious activity on my account. I have a new password and so far, so good. I also put in my cell number for a recovery method.

Thank you all for the help!
__________________
17" MacBook Pro 3,1 | 6GB RAM | 240GB SSD ||| Lumix GH2 | Voigtländer 17.5mm F/0.95 | SLR Magic 35mm T/1.4 ||| Vimeo | Soundcloud | Tumblr
John Doe 57 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iCloud password and Gmail password? pixep0p iCloud and Apple Services 12 Jan 16, 2014 06:09 AM
Gmail Password Question 420benz iMac 2 Oct 13, 2013 03:02 PM
smbup samba3 sometime rejects valid username and password shameem5566 Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking 0 Jul 17, 2013 01:52 AM
My Gmail password has been stolen! How is that possible? STR33TPIR8 Community Discussion 9 Apr 29, 2013 04:04 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC