setup with gmail account


have downloaded Em Client because it looks like a cool e-mail client.
But from the first moment, when I want to set up Em with my gmail account, I receive errors.

I enter my gmail address, my password and stuff, but when I click on the final “Finish”, I get a little popup screen :

“please enter your username and password”

So once again I enter my gmail address and my password, hit “OK” and another little screen opens :

“server says “Invalid Credentials””

I can hit cancel, but then I get this :

"b… : application-specific password required:… (failure)

[IMAP] connection to b… has failed. This might be caused by temporarly unavailability of the server or wrong settings. Do you want to check the settings?

So I can choose to open the account settings. But then I don’t know.
Do I have to change something to the IMAP settings?
Now they say:

  • host :
  • gate : 993
  • security : us SSL/TLS on special gate

SMTP settings:

  • host :
  • gate : 587
  • security : force the use of SSL/TLS

ps: I have enabled IMAP in my gmail settings.

Can someone help me with this?

Thanks in advance!


Invalid credentials means bad password and/or email. Have you tried automatic setup or manual setup?


I have just installed eM Client and have exactly the same problem Is there a solution?