Spark for Mac

5.1. Connect to a Gmail Account With 2-Step Verification

Two-step verification provides your Google account with an extra layer of security. After submitting your email address and password, you’ll have to enter a verification code from your phone to prove it’s really you. You can enable two-step verification in the Google Account settings.

Spark supports Google accounts with two-step verification to make sure only you can access your inbox.

During the first launch, click Start Using Spark. Enter your email address, tick the checkbox to agree with the Spark Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy and click Next.

The Google login screen will appear. Enter your email and click Next. Then, type your password and press Next.

Note: You need to enter your own password from your email account, not an app-specific password.

On the next screen, you’ll be asked to verify your identity. Use the two-step verification method shown on the screen. You may be required to enter a backup code; a verification code from a text message or a voice call; a code from the authenticator app installed on your phone, etc.

Note: You can change the method of two-step verification in the Google Account settings. Check this article for more information.

On the left — the login window in Spark, on the right — the authenticator app on the user’s smartphone

Enter the needed code and click Next. Tick Don’t ask again on this computer if you trust this particular device and want to enter only your password when you sign in next time.

After a successful two-step verification, Google will ask if you will allow Spark to access your account. Click Allow. Now, your email account is connected to Spark.

If you want to add more accounts, click Spark at the top left of your screen, choose Add Account > Gmail. Now, you can sign in using the two-step verification described above.

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