Creating & using Gmail App Passwords

App Passwords let you connect your Gmail inbox with Prowly.

Follow the steps below to create App Passwords.

This guide applies only if you have 2-Step-Verification enabled on your Gmail account. App Passwords are not available without it. You can read more about this Gmail feature in this Help Center article.


1. Login to your Gmail account and go to Manage your Google Account:


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2. Select Security on the left-hand side.

3. Under Signing in to Google, select 2-Step Verification.

4. At the bottom of the page, select App Passwords.

You can also access App Passwords directly by clicking this link:

5. Next, under Select the app and device for which you want to generate the app password choose: select app -> Mail, and select device -> other (custom name). You can type Prowly

6. Click Generate.

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 7. In the new window, you should get your password. Copy it and use it as a password while configuring your inbox using IMAP/SMTP.

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App passwords revoked after password change

Google automatically revokes app passwords whenever you change your Google password. You can read more about it in this Help Center article.