Unable to add gmail a/c using stock mail

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  1. rugved1118

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    I have activated 2 step verification code for my gmail. After adding gmail a/c to stock app, i am getting an error stating incorrect username or password.
     
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    You're welcome. The reason for needing an app-specific password is that your mail app checks for new mail without you specifically asking, so it can't enter the 2-step code generated by the app each time it checks. I use 2-step verification with the Google Authenticator for my MIcrosoft account, Evernote, Tumblr, Dropbox and LogMeIn. I had to set up app-specific passwords for Gmail & Microsoft email.
     

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