How to obtain new "2-step
verification" passwords from Gmail and for each PC or Laptop.
First , you need to open the "account" settings
within the Google Mail interface and select "Security". See picture
Within that screen , you need to turn
on the "2-step verification" (1) . Afterwards , you need to
push the arrow at the right of App passwords (2)
Do not panic when Google ask you to login again
with your classic password. This will happen several times.
Up to the step now after pushing (2)... See picture hereafter.
You will now see a "<- App passwords" screen. I presume that you do not have passwords saved yet , so their will
be no entries to show. Now , click on "Select Device" (1) . The GENERATE button is
grayed for now.
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Here , you need to select Other (Custom
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Fill in a name of your choice , for example your
name or whatever. As you may have seen from within the previous picture , I used
the name of my computers as they appear on my internal network. As already
written before , you will need to create a separate password for each PC , and
you will have to generate those passwords on the specific PC's themselves. You
can not generate a password for a particular PC on another PC. Now , push
the GENERATE button.
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You will now been offered with the "2-step
verification" password. You can note this down , or .... up to the next
I always highlighted the password and copied it into
the Clipboard. If you paste this password into , for example an email ,
you get it displayed as hereafter , but that is NOT what you want to use
You must paste the password into
Notepad , and then you will see it without the spaces
between the signs , thus this dvsuvhmlebykipny . This is the
form that you will have to enter into the password settings of Outlook Express.
Save the password from within Notepad for later use.
Finally , up to the last picture ...
You will now see that a new password "Example for Asleigh" has been
generated. You may delete at any time the password via the black
trash icon at the right. During this procedure , you will also receive "security alert" emails
from Google. You need to push the "Check Activity" button within them , and then
acknowledge them with "Yes , it's me"
How to configure a Gmail account in Outlook Express.
One may create an account within Outlook Express , but this will hardly be complete and will certainly not be usable with Gmail. Next pictures show the account settings which need to be changed and that at least worked for me. ( The "email@example.com" address is fake )
The "General" tab
The "Servers" tab
No need to mention that you have to fill in your 2-step verification password.
At the bottom of the "Servers" tab , you need to press the "Settings" button. A new window will pop up where you need to fill in your email adress and your 2-step verification password as well.
The "Advanced" tab
The other tabs do not need to be changed.