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🔐App Password: What, Why, and How to Set it Up?
🔐App Password: What, Why, and How to Set it Up?

Understanding and Activating App Password to Safeguard Your Email Account!

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Written by Naitik Chavda
Updated over a week ago

Hello there, Saleshandy users! 👋

Are you ready to supercharge the security of your email account and keep those sneaky cyber threats at bay?🔒

Let's get started, fellow email aficionado! 📩

App Password

🔐What are App Passwords for Email and SMTP/IMAP Settings?

App passwords for email, specifically for SMTP/IMAP settings, are unique codes that provide an extra layer of protection when connecting your email account with third-party email clients(Saleshandy) or applications. 📲 These could be desktop email programs, mobile apps, or any other software that interacts with your email account using the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) or IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) settings.

By using App Passwords, you can keep your primary login credentials safe while still enjoying the convenience of using these external email tools.

🚀 Why are App Passwords Essential for your Email and SMTP/IMAP Settings?

App passwords act as a barrier against unauthorized access, adding an extra line of defense to your sensitive email data. Imagine if someone managed to get hold of your email client or app; without an App Password, they wouldn't be able to access your account and wreak havoc on your inbox. 🛡️

But that's not all! App passwords also grant you better control over your email's security and privacy. Using app passwords allows specific email applications(Saleshandy) to access your account while keeping other parts of your account secure and private.

💡How to Set Up App Passwords for your Email and SMTP/IMAP Settings?

Setting up App Passwords for your email's SMTP/IMAP settings is a breeze! Please click on your ESP (Email service provider) from the below list or follow the steps mentioned below:

If you don't find your email service provider in the list above, you can contact your IT person or the email account support team to help set up your App-specific Password.

🪜Steps to Follow

1️⃣ Log in to your email account on your email provider's website. Head to their login page if you use Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, or another provider.

2️⃣ Look for the account settings or security options. These may be located in different places depending on your email provider, so keep an eye out for keywords like "Security," "Account Settings," or "Two-Factor Authentication."

3️⃣ In the Account Settings, find the section related to App Passwords or third-party access. Click on it to Proceed.

4️⃣ Follow the instructions provided by your email provider to generate an App Password for SMTP/IMAP settings. They'll guide you through the process, and you may need to select the specific device or application you want to generate the password for.

5️⃣ After generating the App Password, you'll receive a unique code. Take note of it(Copy); you'll need to enter it into your email client or application.

6️⃣ Open your Saleshandy Account that uses SMTP/IMAP settings. Go to Settings > Email Account > Add Email Account > SMTP/IMAP > Connect Single/Bulk Email Account Enter your Email Address and paste the App Password you generated earlier.

Mission accomplished; you've successfully created an App Password for your email's SMTP/IMAP Settings.👏


  • Ensure you copy the App Password when generated because the password is visible only once.

  • If your ESP does not support App-specific Passwords, you can disable the two-factor authentication for your email account and use the regular password to sign in at Saleshandy.

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