Creation of IMAP/POP3 profile from Gmail failed with error: Unable to authenticate on IMAP/POP3 server

Symptoms

During the creation of IMAP/POP3 import Gmail profile after clicking the Browse... button the following errors may occur:

Unable to authenticate on IMAP server: [AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Invalid credentials (Failure).
Unable to authenticate on POP3 server: [AUTHENTICATIONFAILED] Invalid credentials (Failure).

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Cause

It may happen because Gmail servers are blocking FlexiCapture 12 connection attempts.

Resolution

  1. Check if the usage protocol (IMAP or POP3) is enabled in Gmail settings:
    IMAP_POP3_in_gmail.png
  2. Check if Less secure app access option is turned on in the Security section of your Google Account Settings:
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  3. Make sure that the SSL type of encrypted connection has been chosen in the import profile Settings:
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