I use Windows Credential Manager to store the login and the password to log in to gmail. It returns a security string in password, let’s say, “sstr_password”. When I use the Get POP3 activity, it requires a string as the password, hence I can’t simply put “sstr_password”. The way “sstr.password.ToString” also doesn’t work as the exception of login failed shows up. How do I do it correctly?
Hi @MGMKLML, you might want to convert your secure string to string .
String s = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(String.Empty, sstr_password).Password;
Hope it works.
@quihan yeah thank you it worked
Could you also please tell me how to properly configure the IMAP thing?
I always get an exception like the host is unknown: 0x800040005
@MGMKLML, Looks like there’s something wrong with your configuration. Did you insert the right Port and Server ?
Are you using the Get IMAP Mail Messages activity? Port 993 and Server “imap.gmail.com” should work fine.
@quihan, Yeah I’m using this activity And I enabled the IMAP thing in the settings. And you can access from less secure apps. And the Get POP3 activity works fine.
Haha. Hope its working fine now.
Sweet. Happy Automating