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Configuring Gmail

When you first try to access your Gmail account via Filtered from your server, it’s likely that Gmail will block access as a security precaution.

There are a few steps that you will need to go through to ensure that Gmail is configured properly to work with your Filter setup.

Enable IMAP in Gmail Settings

First, you’ll need to visit the settings page for your Gmail account and ensure that IMAP is enabled:

Enable IMAP in Your Gmail Settings

Enable IMAP in Your Gmail Settings

Authenticate Your Server with Google

Add your email account as described in Getting Started. In the Accounts menu, click the icon for List Remote Folders.

Click List Remote Folders

Click List Remote Folders

If you get a blank screen or an error, ensure that you’ve installed the php5-imap library on your server and restart Apache.

Then, check for a Suspicious Sign In email from Google:

Google Suspicious Sign In Alert

Google Suspicious Sign In Alert

Click on the link to troubleshooting client login:

Google Account Help Link to Permit Access

Google Account Help Link to Permit Access

If you’re using multiple gmail accounts, I recommend signing out of all of them. Then, sign in to just the gmail account you’re trying to activate with Filtered.

Once you’ve signed in, click on the Unlock Captcha link. Click the Continue button shown below.

Unlocked Account Page

Unlocked Account Page

Now, Simplify Email should be able to access your gmail account via imap.

Access Enabled, Finally!

Access Enabled, Finally!

Try clicking List Remote Folders again from the Accounts menu and you should see something like this:

imap-gmail-remote-folders