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Even though Google Talk
support has been deprecated by Google
, you can still use it
via third party clients like Trillian
. I tried to do this and found that Google
blocked my sign in attempt as they promised they'd start doing
. There is a way around it however.
What happens when you try to use a Google Talk
account is Trillian
says you have the wrong password and at the same time you get an email that looks something like this...
Sign-in attempt prevented
Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account XXXXX from an app that doesn't meet modern security standards.
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:
REVIEW YOUR DEVICES NOW
The Google Accounts team
At first I thought that was it, but after a bit of poking around, I found a way to stop these emails and to allow Trillian
to sign in to your Google
What you need to do is go to the Security
settings in your account, scroll down to the 'Less Secure Apps'
section and switch that setting to On
More details are available from Google's Support Page
After making this change, Trillian
is able to login!
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