Can't connect a gmail account

it just hangs forever after I log in to gmail and click to authorize everything…

incidentally this is 9.0.1708 (2cfb4a5) and I have a paid licence

OK, I found a workarund - just not sure it will be permanent…

I allowed “less secure apps” in the gmail acct.

Then I tried again, using “other” as the account type.

I used these generic settings

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server
imap.gmail.com
Requires SSL: Yes
Port: 993

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server
smtp.gmail.com
Requires SSL: Yes
Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
Requires Authentication: Yes
Port for SSL: 465
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

Full Name or Display Name Your name
Account Name, User name, or Email address Your full email address
Password Your Gmail password

(as much as I was able)… anyway it failed the first time, but the automatic fixer came through and now its connected. I’m not sure if it will fail after Google shuts off the “less secure settings” FOREVER ( end of this month!!)

Can someone confirm how to get gmail working properly? The recommended automatic method just hangs every time!

So it hangs when you click the Google “Allow” access button in your browser ? If it does try setting another browser as they default and then re-try the automatic wizard again,