Google Sign-in attempt prevented

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.