Gmail : Resume POP Access With Captcha Unlock for Mail Client



When a gMail account is used in any of mail client like Outlook, Outlook Express, ThunderBird etc. you might have come accross a common issue.

The mail client continuously prompt you for username and password for your gmail account or your domain which is hosted at Google.




After searching for the proper solution I found a way to resume mailing thru your mail client.

Here is the resolution:

  • If you are Gmail user:
    1. Close/stop your email client.
    2. Open the url http://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha
    3. Enter your Gmail username and password, and the letters in the captcha image.
    4. Once you have successfully logged in, Start your mail client.
  • If you are hosted email users:
    1. Close /stop your mail client.
    2. Open the url https://www.google.com/a/[your domain].com/UnlockCaptcha. where [your domain]' is your actual domain name.
    3. Enter your email username and password, and the letters in the captcha image.
    4. Once you have successfully logged in, start your mail client.

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