What to do with your “Sign-in attempt prevented” message in Gmail

by Len Barker

Are you getting the Google sign-in attempt prevented error in you inbox?

This could be because of a new security measure that Google just instituted. One of the applications that you have allowed to access your account is probably not using the latest security methods.

The first step is to look at the list of apps you allow and figure out which one is causing the error.  If you are comfortable with the less secure login methods allowed prior to this change, you can tell Google to allow less secure apps.

To allow less secure apps and therefore stop getting those emails about the error, do the following:

  1. Open Gmail from a browser
  2. Click on your picture in the top right of your browser then click My Account
  3. Under the Sign-in and Security area, click on Connected apps & sites
  4. On the right side, scroll down to Allow less secure apps – and turn it on





Len Barker - Rokkit MarketingAbout the Author: Len Barker is very good at changing hats. He is a coder, speaker, teacher, mentor, runner, husband, father and, along with Dave Jacob, owner of Rokkit Marketing and its’ parent company Davalen! Regardless of which hat he wears, he is passionate about commitment and excellence.

Rokkit Marketing Joins in the Sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Park Cities in Texas

Rokkit Marketing - Park City Rotary Club
by Daniel Jacob
Rokkit Marketing is proud to have a strong presence in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and is always looking for ways to connect with the people and businesses that call it home.

As part of our goal to connect with the communities where we serve, we research and discover the best groups in which to participate. Sometimes we find them through personal connections, sometimes through our clients’ own organizations. No matter where the recommendations come from, as the client manager of the Rokkit Marketing Texas branch I take this goal seriously.

Recently I took advantage of an event invite from an alumnus of Southern Methodist University (SMU), also my alma mater.  This invitation was one of many “the world really is a small world” occurrences that led me to join the Rotary Club of Park Cities.

Rotary Club Park CitiesUpon walking into this service organization, I recognized more than 20 members, making it a warm welcome.  After several months as a part of the club it became clear to me that their motto of “Service Above Self” would tie in perfectly with the culture at Rokkit Marketing. Not to mention that Rotary Club of Park Cities, within Rotary District 5810 in Texas, has received the Club of the Year 2009-2013 and 2014-2015!

Rokkit Marketing is happy to sponsor a group of people who want to make a difference. Supporting the club and offering services to its members and their businesses provide the resources and opportunities to improve the community. Combine that with volunteering alongside them with charities like the Ronald McDonald House, North Texas Food Bank, Salvation Army, and Scottish Rite Hospital and a sponsorship becomes so much more.  Worldwide, Rotary International’s 1.2 million members combine their resources and connect across the world to eradicate polio, and move communities forward with clean water, health initiatives, education, and more.

Interested in joining me at the next meeting as my guest? Rotary Club of Park Cities meets Fridays at 11:50 AM at Maggiano’s Restaurant – 2nd Floor, 8687 N. Central Expressway, North Park Center, Dallas, TX 75225

Daniel Jacob - Rokkit MarketingAbout the Author: Daniel Jacob provides the first line of contact with Rokkit Marketing – Dallas. He excels in developing relationships by utilizing his genetic gift: big ol’ ears. Daniel enjoys learning about your business, collaborating with your team, and optimizing your digital marketing. His off-time is spent entertaining Mavs fans as a founding member of the Dallas Mavericks ManiAACs, who have been performing since 2002.