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Every time I travel, Gmail believes there may be suspicious activity as the sign in comes from a different location; I get that.

However, it then asks for my password and usually will not recognize it. So, I can’t access my email account.

Any way to prevent this?

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What is the exact error message you receive, both when it informs you of suspicious activity and when Gmail won't accept your password? Gmail should still recognize your password if you're traveling. –  John Bensin Sep 25 '13 at 18:33
    
Also, have you disabled the alert within Gmail by clicking "Details" at the bottom of Gmail (to bring up the list of IP addresses that have visited your account), clicking "Change", then clicking "Never show an alert for unusual activity". After disabling that, do you still get locked out when traveling? –  John Bensin Sep 25 '13 at 18:34

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You can prevent this by:

  1. Using Gmail web main interface on the same computer device (as Gmail would probably use the cookies or any other information related to your computer);
  2. setting up your Gmail account as internal email account (either POP3 or IMAP) in the Mail program of your computer;
  3. using Gmail App for smart phones or a tablet version (or any 3rd party application synchronised with Gmail).

I think those are the ways that would allow you to avoid this annoying security checks. I hope that the options listed above will help.

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You can access the account via VPN or public/private proxy. That should prevent this from happening. At least it has been helpful to me.

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