Google IMAP giving incorrect password when password is correct in Mac OSX Mail.app

Posted: 2011-08-13

Since installing Lion and running two machines in parallel - Lion and Snow Leopard I was getting errors connecting to gmail/google apps IMAP - it kept throwing an incorrect password error.

Finally found this FAQ:

https://mail.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=knownissues.cs&kitopic=14973&issue=1210103&bucket=14977&hl=en

If you're having this issue - might be worth hitting the FAQ while logged in and hitting the Report button.