Error when using “Read emails” activity from the “Email” group
Text and meaning of error
This error occurs when using the Google mail service.
If the error continues to occur after checking the correctness of the username and password - you need to configure your account in the email service.
Depending on the settings of your mail account, you will need to make the following settings:
- Allow access to less secure apps. Follow this link to do that.
After you launch the workflow, you will receive an email where you will need to confirm allowing access to less secure apps.
Confirm the access and try starting the bot one more time: the emails should be read correctly. (sometimes due to internal reasons of Google services changes may apply with a delay of several hours)
Using app passwords
Using app passwords is a standard security technique when 2FA is enabled for an account. The goal is to make it impossible to compromise your main password when used in a third-party app (like ElectroNeek).
Google accounts allow you to create a password associated with one specific application (like a token).
To configure it, you need to go to the Google account page → “Security” → “Signing in to Google” → App passwords (see screenshot) and create an application for which you create a specific (special) password, which you can specify as a setting for the robot.
Follow this link to read more about this settings.