Gmail and Gsuite Integration

Mago makes it easy to get the full 360 degree picture of your business and your relationships. A big part of this is a detailed history of all your interactions. Mago automatically records most actions you take within the app and, by enabling inbound email integration, Mago will automatically import emails that are sent and received outside of the app as well. 

This process is very straightforward for the vast majority of email providers. Google, on the other hand, has introduced a few hurdles. Don't worry, these are easy to overcome, it's as simple as turning on a setting on your gmail/gsuite account. 

If your email ends with @gmail.com:

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Security.
  3. On the bottom of the page, in the Less secure app access panel, click Turn on access.

If you use a custom domain and GSuite:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an administrator account

  2. Click Security > Basic settings.
    Where is it?
  3. Under Less secure apps, select Go to settings for less secure apps.
  4. In the subwindow, select the Enforce access to less secure apps for all usersradio button.

If you use 2-factor Authentication

This means that, in addition to your password, you need to use a unique code that is generated by an app, texted to you, or you use a hardware security device you need to touch to log in. You will need to create an app-specific password. If you don't do these things ignore this section. Otherwise you will need to set up an app-specific password: 

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left navigation panel, click Security.
  3. On the "Signing in to Google" panel, click App passwords. If prompted, enter your password.
    Note: If you can't get to the page, 2-Step Verification is:
    • Not set up for your account
    • Set up for security keys only
  4. At the bottom, click Select app and choose the app you’re using.
  5. Click Select device and choose the device you’re using.
  6. Click Generate.
  7. Follow the instructions to enter the App password (the 16 character code in the yellow bar) on your device.
  8. Click Done.

Once you are finished, you won’t see that App password code again. However, you will see a list of apps and devices you’ve created App passwords for.

Gosh! This sounds Scary! Less Secure Apps? More Vulnerable? Not Recommended? Is this a good idea?

Not every app does a very good job of securing passwords and since the passwords are stored behind the scenes, rarely do you know when your information is insecure. Google is correct that OAUTH is marginally more secure than well-protected passwords, but they are mainly warning of apps that do very little to protect your data. 

All of your data is extremely well protected by us, but we take extreme measures to protect your password

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