3 steps. 2-3 minutes to complete.

Step 1 : Enable IMAP

  1. Go to your Gmail settings Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  2. In the "IMAP access" section, select Enable IMAP.
  3. Click Save Changes (don't forget this step ⚠️).

View these instructions in the Google support center instead.

Enable IMAP in your Gmail Forwarding and POP/IMAP settings

Step 2 : Turn on 2-Step Verification

  1. Go to your Google Account Security tab.
  2. On the Signing in to Google panel, click 2-Step Verification.
  3. Click Get started and follow the steps.

View these instructions in the Google support center instead.

Turn on 2-Step Verification for your Google Account

Step 3 : Create an App Password

  1. Go to your Google Account Security tab again.
  2. On the Signing in to Google panel, click App Passwords.
  3. At the bottom, choose Select app and choose Other (Custom Name).
  4. Enter "Leave Me Alone" and choose GENERATE.
  5. Copy the App Password (the 16-character code in the yellow bar on your device) - don't forget this bit ️⚠️.

View these instructions in the Google support center.

Generate an App Password for Leave Me Alone

And you are done!

You can now connect your Gmail to Leave Me Alone using your email address and the App Password you just generated.

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