Setting up email syncing with a Gmail account with two-step verification enabled requires a manual touch in order to properly connect with SharpSpring. This article covers the benefits of setting up a two-step verification process, as well information on how to set this up in the application.
The following user roles can set up two-step verification in Gmail:
- Company Managers
- Marketing Managers
- Sales Managers
- Jr. Salespersons
- The Importance of Two-Step Verification
- Setting Up Two-Step Verification
- Generating App-Specific Passwords
- Syncing Gmail and SharpSpring
- Ready to Learn More?
The Importance of Two-Step Verification
Two-step verification provides an additional layer of security for your account, which helps to reduce risks associated with your account being compromised. By utilizing two-step verification, you make it much more difficult for unwanted parties to access your account. This goes a long way in ensuring your account data is protected.
The way it works is straightforward. Once the verification is enabled, you will still be prompted to enter your password when signing in. However, after signing in, you will be prompted to provide a second security token, which is typically a string of alphanumeric characters, to enter your account. This token is delivered to your mobile device via SMS text, a voice call, or by using Google’s mobile app.
Setting Up Two-Step Verification
Two-step verification provides extra security. SharpSpring recommends that clients add this measure of security to their accounts.
To set up two-step verification, do the following:
Generating App-Specific Passwords
To sync verified Gmail accounts with SharpSpring, you will first need to generate a password. To do so, do the following:
Important: If you lose the 16-digit password and ever need to reconfigure email sync, you will have to generate a new password for SharpSpring in Google Settings.
Syncing Gmail and SharpSpring
To sync verified Gmail accounts with SharpSpring, do the following: