Gmail Does Not Sync with Outlook Anymore

From June 2020, Google will restrict the ability for less secure apps (LSAs) to access G Suite account data. Theseare third party applicationsthat can access Google accounts with only a username and password. Examples of these apps are Google calendars, contacts in addition to Microsoft Outlook. Gmail in specific had been accessed until now via protocols such as CalDAV, CardDAV, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync (Google Sync). The purpose as stated by the company is to tighten security and prevent phishing attacks on email client users, which can then be used to gain unauthorized access to Gmail data, particularly where people have used the same password across multiple sites.

This move by Google is big news especially for the thousands of corporates and even a couple of government agencies who have got accustomed to using Microsoft Outlook. Several users could now opt out of Google and move completely to the Outlook platform. This is because of the high amount of security and ease-of-doing business Outlook gives to professional organizations in comparison to the use-for-all Gmail platform.

But Google wants application developers to support OAuth which is the authentication standard used by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter to allow apps to share information between apps.

A two-step approach has been announced for limiting LSA-access. This can give developers time for adapting to the changes and find alternatives. Users who are trying to connect their Google accounts to an LSA for the first time will no longer be able to do so starting June 15, 2020. This change will impact third-party apps that use CalDAV, CardDAV, and IMAP to allow password-only access to Google calendars, contacts, and email. LSAs that are already connected to Google accounts will continue to work at this time.

All access to LSAs will be turned off for all G Suite accounts on February 15, 2021. Google sent notifications to G Suite administrators informing them of these developments. The names of users who connected their accounts to LSA and who would be affected were also included in the mails.Google further announced that these restrictions will remain in place for eight months until February 15, 2021. Until this date, users who were connected to password-only apps will still be able to use them until usage of all LSAsare turned-off.

More information about this development can be gathered from the following URL: https://duo.com/decipher/google-to-restrict-app-access-to-g-suite-accounts

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Gmail Does Not Sync with Outlook Anymore


From June 2020, Google will restrict the ability for less secure apps (LSAs) to access G Suite account data. Theseare third party applicationsthat can access Google accounts with only a username and password. Examples of these apps are Google calendars, contacts in addition to Microsoft Outlook. Gmail in specific had been accessed until now via protocols such as CalDAV, CardDAV, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync (Google Sync). The purpose as stated by the company is to tighten security and prevent phishing attacks on email client users, which can then be used to gain unauthorized access to Gmail data, particularly where people have used the same password across multiple sites.

This move by Google is big news especially for the thousands of corporates and even a couple of government agencies who have got accustomed to using Microsoft Outlook. Several users could now opt out of Google and move completely to the Outlook platform. This is because of the high amount of security and ease-of-doing business Outlook gives to professional organizations in comparison to the use-for-all Gmail platform.

But Google wants application developers to support OAuth which is the authentication standard used by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter to allow apps to share information between apps.

A two-step approach has been announced for limiting LSA-access. This can give developers time for adapting to the changes and find alternatives. Users who are trying to connect their Google accounts to an LSA for the first time will no longer be able to do so starting June 15, 2020. This change will impact third-party apps that use CalDAV, CardDAV, and IMAP to allow password-only access to Google calendars, contacts, and email. LSAs that are already connected to Google accounts will continue to work at this time.

All access to LSAs will be turned off for all G Suite accounts on February 15, 2021. Google sent notifications to G Suite administrators informing them of these developments. The names of users who connected their accounts to LSA and who would be affected were also included in the mails.Google further announced that these restrictions will remain in place for eight months until February 15, 2021. Until this date, users who were connected to password-only apps will still be able to use them until usage of all LSAsare turned-off.

More information about this development can be gathered from the following URL: https://duo.com/decipher/google-to-restrict-app-access-to-g-suite-accounts

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