Why POP3 Cannot be Accessed and How to Solve It
Have you ever wanted to transfer all the emails from your old Gmail account to the new one and then you see “Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password”, then you wonder why it happened? Do not worry because this has often happened and there is a solution for it. So, let’s take a look at why and how to solve this error.
Data Limit of POP You cannot force something over the limit, or else it will be damaged. As well as the POP data limit. When you did that, POP will be disabled for temporary for the account.
Browser It might be because you use two different browsers to open both accounts. So, you need to use the same browser.
Disabled POP Try to see whether you already enabled the POP or not on both accounts. You must activate both POP in your old or new account, so it can work together properly.
Credentials If the domain asks for credentials to your old account, you must fill the right email and password, of course. Some people have a misconception that they fill it with their username. So, do not fill it with the username if you want to verify the account.
After you know several triggers for server denied POP3 access for the given username and password and then you need to know how to solve it step by step. Here you go.
The First Step, you must sign up for your Gmail account, the account mentioned is your source account or the “old” account. The Second Step, after that, opens the setting button. You will see the icon which is a gear in the top right corner. The Third Step, choose settings. The Fourth Step, after you clicked the setting, there will be tabs such as General, Account and Import, Forwarding and POP/IMAP, and so on. Choose the Forwarding and POP/IMAP located at the top of the settings. The Fifth Step, after you clicked Forwarding and POP/IMAP, there will be a section of POP Download. Click “Enable POP for all email.” The Sixth Step After you finish the step, you can click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom. The Last Step, do these steps to the other accounts, which is the target account and see if the issue persists.
You may need to enable less-secure apps access. What is that? It used because certain applications that need to store the primary account password in order to be able to access POP3. There are two alternatives to Less-secure Apps, which are IMAP and Application Specific Passwords. If you want to use Application Specific Password, then you need to enable two-steps verification. How to do it? Check this out.
First, you need to sign in to your old Gmail account. Second, click your profile picture on the top right of the corner. Third, you will see the button of “Google Account”. Click it. Then, click “security” with the icon of a padlock. After that, click “App passwords”, and then enter your password and click the “Next” button. You will see “select app” and then click it, as well as “other (Custom Name). Furthermore, enter your Gmail and the Last is clicks the “Generate” button.
It will be generated by Google and you can use the password to add the account to the main account.
Below is the additional tip to solve the problem in an instant way. You need also to consider several things before trying the services.
Service This is the last option if you still cannot fix the problem with your account. Since this issue is already common and then there might be a service to help you solve the problem. It will be easier and practical. You can find it on the website. It usually gives another benefit that worth to be tried and it will be suitable for you who want to transfer a lot of data. The last is you need to ensure that the service is secure.
So, those are the steps on how to fix the server denied POP3 access for the given username and password and you know about several triggers why this happened. So, good luck with trying.