Email has become such a integral part of our digital lives, both personal and professional. Keeping your email account secure is a big deal, and something that service providers take very seriously. They must constantly evolve, developing new strategies and techniques to keep your accounts safe.
Devices, like the ELK-M1XEP, that utilize these email services to send notifications are considered "third party" devices. In an effort to increase account security, services like Gmail and Yahoo have adopted new policies that affect the ability of third party devices to login and send messages through their servers.
Google announced, starting May 30, 2022, they will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Gmail account using only your username and password. This change will result in a loss of email/text message capabilities from M1XEP's that are configured to login to a Gmail server with a standard username and password.
Google provides an alternative for devices like the M1XEP, called App Passwords. An App Password is a 16-digit passcode that gives the device permission to access the Google Account. App Passwords can only be used with accounts that have 2-Step Verification turned on. The Google Account Help article linked below provides step-by-step instructions on creating an app password.
Yahoo has taken as similar approach to addressing security issues for third party devices. An app or device that does not use the "Yahoo branded sign-in page" cannot login using the standard username and password. An app password must be generated and used to grant access to the account from the third-party. A Yahoo help article on generating and using an app password can be accessed using the link below.
AOL also requires an app password for third party devices. An app or device that does not use the "AOL-branded sign in page" cannot login using the standard username and password. An app password must be generated and used to grant access to the account from the third-party. An AOL help article on creating and using an app password can be accessed using the link below.