www.gmail.com Help protect your account with an extra layer of security. I had same problem – turned off 2 step verification, went back to using my old original password (not the app specific one) and still couldn’t log in. Kept getting errors about 2 step verification! In the end I tried changing my regular gmail password and that fixed the problem for some reason. What a nightmare though, I’ve been at this hours trying to undo the 2-step verificaftion.
Gmail does not provide a LDAP server. LDAP is another protocol to access contact data. Thunderbird has built-in support for creating an address book that uses a LDAP server, but no support for modifying its contacts. You used to be able to use GCALDaemon to provide a the equivalent of a Gmail LDAP server, but it used the deprecated GData API, and doesn’t work anymore.
Do you really think security is too much trouble? That no one is ever going to bother with your accounts? Ask former Gizmodo employee Mat Honan if he feels that way after his accounts and devices were wiped clean That could have been you, and it could have been worse. There are several ways to try to protect your online accounts and one of the more important of these is two-factor authentication.
Generally, once you turn on 2-step verification, Google asks you to create a separate Application-Specific Password for each application you use (hence Application-Specific”) that doesn’t support logins using 2-step verification. Then you use that ASP in place of your actual password. In more-concrete terms, you create ASPs for most client applications that don’t use a web-based login: email clients using IMAP and SMTP (Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc.); chat clients communicating over XMPP (Adium, Pidgin, etc.), and calendar applications that sync using CalDAV (iCal, etc.).
According to the provisions of Gmail, you can sign up for Gmail with unlimited quantities – one person can register and own how many Gmail accounts they want. However, when having many accounts, they’ll find it difficult to log in to check e-mail on multiple accounts at the same time, maybe you’ll have to sign out and then back in again many times, or even to install multiple browsers simultaneously, each browser for each Gmail account, which is quite uncomfortable.