Connecting your gmail account

This guide provides clear, step-by-step instructions to help you set up your Gmail account with IMAP/SMTP in under 5 minutes.

We recommend using a (similar alternative) separate domain name and email address for your outbound sales campaigns with Cara. For instance, we use [email protected] to run our business and [email protected] for outbound sales with Cara.

Step-by-Step Guide to Connecting Gmail

Step 1: Enable IMAP

  1. Sign into your Gmail account and select the settings icon (gear symbol) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose "See all settings."
  3. Go to the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" section.
  4. Under "IMAP Access," choose "Enable IMAP."
  5. At the bottom of the page, click "Save Changes."

Step 2: Enable 2-Step Verification

Sign up for 2-step verification using this link. If this doesn't work, follow these steps:

  1. Access your Google Account settings.
  2. Select "Security" from the menu on the left.
  3. In the "Signing in to Google" area, click on "2-Step Verification."
  4. Follow the instructions to enable 2-step verification for your account.

Step 3: Create an App Password

  1. Once a 2-Step Verification is enabled, return to the “App Passwords” in the "Security” section in your Google Account settings.
  2. Type "Meetcara.ai" for the custom name and select "Generate."
  3. Copy the generated App Password (a 16-character code) and keep it in a secure location.

Step 4: Connect Gmail to Meetcara.ai

  1. Log in to your Meetcara.ai account and go to the "Integration" page
  2. Click on the “Email inbox" button
  3. Click "Connect"
  4. Follow the steps to connect your gMail account
  5. Enter your gMail address and paste the App Password you generated in Step 3

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