> wrote in message
>>> Blocked from gmail access today , presumably about 12:00 GMT today, no
>>> explanation returned other than "enter new password"
>> Did you not read my post about what you need to do, from a few days ago?
> Normal gmail service returned by the evening.
> Your previous info saved but not acted on yet.
> I observe the principle, If it aint broke , don't fix it,
> ; as often other problems emerge when updating/altering/reconfiguring
> something that was otherwise working normally.
I've seen the same thing. Windows Live Mail gave a bad password response
(popup for POP username/password) yesterday. I didn't get round to checking
my Gmail mailbox via webmail until this morning. I then confirmed that
Thunderbird and the Samsung "Mail" app on my Android phone both worked
because they were already configured to use OAuth2. I was all set to have to
working out how to turn on 2FA so I could define an app-specific password
for WLM, but when I checked for mail just now, it received recent messages.
I too am inclined leave well alone - if it continues to work, all well and
good. If it starts failing permanently, then I'll either set up Thunderbird
on my PC, just for the GMail account, or else I'll look into 2FA and
I really would like to continue using WLM if I can, but Thunderbird is a
possibility, assuming there is a way of importing saved mail from WLM.
It's a shame that MS abandoned WLM, and their only solutions are the Win 10
"Mail" app (which is nobbut a toy!) or Outlook (which is a pain to configure
and test, doesn't allow you to export mail settings to .iaf files once
you've got everything setup, and saves all your mail to one humungous .pst
file which needs to be backed up entirely, unlike WLM where you are only
saving new/changed/deleted messages so there's much less to backup.
Thunderbird is like Outlook Express: you backup individual mail folders, so
it's a half-way house between WLM and Outlook.