OSX Mail.app and Google 2 Factor Authentication

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kilofox, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. kilofox macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    Has anyone been able to use the OSX Mail.app with Google 2 Factor Authentication?

    I generate a one time application password in my Google account and it works for a while, but usually am prompted for a password before the end of the day or the next day for sure.

    Anyone have success?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  3. kilofox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    I've done that... still prompting me for a password. Do you have it working fine?
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    Yea I have two step auth on and the application specific password worked ok. Make sure to enter the password it gives you not the account you login to the website with.
  5. thatnuttypeej macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2012
    kilofox, I get the same symptoms as you. IT works for a while, then stops.

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