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iCal misery

by hingyfan / March 1, 2015 11:51 PM PST

I somehow messed up my iCal account on my iMac and cannot restore it. It happened with a Google update during which i made a typo and, i think, changed the password, which is under a Google account. The iCal on my laptop still works, as do the two Calendars on the iphone, one of which is the generic app.
However, I am constantly getting incorrect password alerts re: my desktop iCal.
I for some reason suddenly find myself busy and need these cals to sync, plus the error alert is maddening.
Thanks for any help.

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Link goes over setup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2015 12:06 AM PST
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iCal misery
by hingyfan / March 2, 2015 1:56 AM PST
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I am having trouble with that solution because i already have an account. Apparently changing my gmail password has not changed my Google account password, at least as far as iCal is concerned. THanks

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That's why some
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2015 1:58 AM PST
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Reset, remove and do over. Treat it like a new setup. Forget the old setup since it's broke.
Bob

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iCal misery
by hingyfan / March 2, 2015 2:18 AM PST
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"iCal found the server www.google.com but couldn't log in with the user name "--------@gmail.com." Make sure the name and password are correct, then try again"

Tried many times and tried the combination on another browser just to make sure

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There many older discussions on that error.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2015 2:51 AM PST
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iCal misery FIXED
by hingyfan / March 2, 2015 2:53 AM PST
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i tried a second gmail account and got a notification that gmail had blocked access. I followed th elink to allow access and the calendar filled out with all account details.
Thanks!
Ive seen this question asked many times on net and this is the only time i have come upon this solution!

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Spoke too soon
by hingyfan / March 2, 2015 2:57 AM PST
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Spoke too soon.
Error messages. Nothing new
urgh!

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urgh
by hingyfan / March 2, 2015 3:15 AM PST
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Google will allow my secondary gmail to access ical but not my primary one. Apparently i dismissed an earlier warning. To use my secondary email on the iphone just for the calendar would also make it my primary on the iphone. ARRGh. I have to tell Google to allow me to use it for ical!

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DID IT
by hingyfan / March 2, 2015 3:30 AM PST
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I synched with my primary account. I fished the warning out of the trash and clicked to allow an "unsafe" devices such as ical to access google. Thanks again for your help.

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Good to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2015 3:46 AM PST
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This sort of reminds me of a security suite setting. It offered a choice of "Maximum Protection" which some didn't read what that meant. In that odd ball suite years ago, it dropped the internet connection. Nothing in or out. Like a jail in lockdown in remotest area of Siberia.
Bob

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