Gmail Rejects Password After 2 Years of Use

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by John Doe 57, Oct 18, 2011.

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    John Doe 57

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    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.

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    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
     
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  3. macrumors 68000

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    Thats the obvious first thing to try I'd be worried that someone had hacked into my account if that was me.
     
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    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.
     
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    John Doe 57

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    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! :)
     

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