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Gmail keeps asking for verification

In Win 10, my gmail has been giving me a hard time, not so in Win 7. It refused to open emails until I finally found out that in order for it to do so, they would have to send me a code for verification. Once that was done, I was able to get my gmail in Win 10. Now, when i went to my Win 7, i had the same setup there with gmail, and this time when i tried to read my email there, I was greeted again for a code and etc. So now, i am able to read gmail in both systems. Today, I came across on a site that i liked and was asked if I want to subscribe to it. I said yes, and the only box that opened up was my gmail account...again, I was greeted with the offer to give me a code, in order to subscribe. I got confused..cause i don't like the idea that anywhere i go and liked, wheater to register or subscribe i am given a code number. With all these numbers, I do not want to screw up my email clients in both systems again. Is there any recourse to get out of this quagmire? I saw here a link in just asking about how to ignore registering and get into those areas that i maybe interested in. The link came back "403", cannot be found.

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I use GMAIL too.

I just open a web browser to gmail and I'm in. You didn't note any email app so tell more.

Remember that if you are using the W10 email app, I won't help. It's one of the worst email apps I've seen in decades. Nod to Thunderbird.

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I use Gmail too

New to Win 10, so I don't know what you mean by W10 email app. I always have used Thunderbird and its within that client that I was having a problem reading my emails. No problem whatsoever in Win 7, until i had to make the verification in Win 10, and then, It was suggested to get a code to read my gmail in Win 7. Each time the numbers were different. Now, when I went to that other area that i had mentioned that I wanted to subscribe, again Gmail wanted to give me another code. I am trying to find out, is this normal that each time I go to a site that requests my gmail, that I have to be given a code?

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Sounds correct.

You went to a new site and want to subscribe why not a new code? Otherwise spam and more spam.

I will not call this a W7 or W10 issue since time has passed and Gmail has tightened up security.

I don't subscribe many places so I don't see this often.

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You could turn off verification altogether, but that would be risky.

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