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Hi Guys,

I would like to accomplish what the following with your Mail.dll without the need of making changes to my GMAIL security account such as app password etc.

Please tell me that is possible I am going nuts with GMAIL security.

Thanks

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First consider using IMAP instead of POP3.

To access Gmail mailbox via IMAP/POP3 you have following options:

1. Regular password

Enable IMAP or/and POP3 in Gmail account settings.

Enable access for ‘less’ secure apps:
https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

Use your regular password.

2. App password

Enable IMAP or/and POP3 in Gmail account settings.

Enable 2-Step-Verification:
https://myaccount.google.com/security
Go to "Signing in to Google" / "2-Step Verification" / "Get started"

Create application specific password:
https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords

Use app specific password.

3. OAuth 2.0

Enable IMAP or/and POP3 in Gmail account settings.

Use OAuth 2.0 flows.
There are flows for domain administrators,
that allow access to all mailboxes in the domain.

You can find more details here:
https://www.limilabs.com/blog/enable-imap-in-gmail

More info on different OAuth 2.0 IMAP/POP3/SMTP flows is available here:

OAuth 2.0 for installed applications:
https://www.limilabs.com/blog/oauth2-gmail-imap-installed-applications

OAuth 2.0 for web applications:
https://www.limilabs.com/blog/oauth2-gmail-imap-web-applications

OAuth 2.0 for service accounts:
https://www.limilabs.com/blog/oauth2-gmail-imap-service-account

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Thank you for your answer but that was not what I was looking for, I knew those steps mentioned in Googles, I would like to know if your Mail.dll can accomplish retrieving gmail without making those changes mentioned on Google gmail account? if you assure me that your tool Mail.dll then I will purchase it and use your tools. Thanks.
There is no such tool that would accomplish that.

You either need to follow Gmail's security policies or change the email server vendor.
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