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I'm someone who has been using 2 step verification for a year now.

Recently, I keep getting the following email from no-reply@accounts.google.com:

Hi Manish,

Did you recently get an error about your password being wrong when you tried to check your Gmail or access your Google Calendar or Contacts for blahblahblah@gmail.com?

Since you added 2-Step Verification to your account for additional security, accessing your Google Account requires both your password and a verification code provided by Google. However, certain apps can’t be configured to use verification codes. Here are some examples:

  • Mail, Calendar, Contacts app on iPhone, iPad
  • Microsoft Outlook

Don’t worry — you can still access your account from these apps and continue to use 2-Step Verification. All you have to do is configure that app with a special type of password called an “app-specific password”. Google will generate it for you, you’ll only have to enter it once, and you won’t need to remember it.

To get your app-specific password, visit: https://support.google.com/accounts/troubleshooter/3141849.

Sincerely, The Google Accounts team This email can't receive replies. For more information, visit the Google Accounts Help Center.

I get this email every day. I know what application passwords are, and for the life of me I can't think of any app that I use that would trigger this — I don't recall logging in to my GMail from any persistent device/app in the recent past.

Is there a way to stop this email? Or to trace what is triggering it?

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