GMail initially refused to allow me to set up the account in Windows Live Mail. This was the reason given..
Hi Mike, Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account email@example.com from an app that doesn’t meet modern security standards.
Monday, 16 November 2015 12:00 (Eastern Standard Time)
London, ON, Canada*
We strongly recommend that you use a secure app, like Gmail, to access your account. All apps made by Google meet these security standards. Using a less secure app, on the other hand, could leave your account vulnerable. Learn more.
Google stopped this sign-in attempt, but you should review your recently used devices:
Too funny, eh.. This is Google, the people who give out information on me (or you) to almost everybody who passes by.
UNLESS I allow access for less secure clients, it will not set up. To learn more, click on the ‘Learn More’ in the quote above. I have allowed it because it is only a GMail account when all is said and done.. 🙂
I wouldn’t have had a Gmail account but for the fact that I need it for access to some stuff on my newly acquired but really old and cheap Samsung Galaxy Ace II..