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Set up enhanced security in Gmail for QuickBooks Desktop

SOLVEDby QuickBooksQuickBooks Enterprise SuiteUpdated 1 month ago

Learn how to use Gmail with enhanced security through QuickBooks Desktop in a few steps.

If you’re looking to set up email other than Gmail, please see Connect your email to QuickBooks Desktop.

If you have Gmail without Enhanced Security checked, you’ll need to switch to Enhanced Security. On May 30, 2022, ​​Google will no longer support using only your username and password. This might affect how you send transactions with Gmail in QuickBooks.

Scenario 1: Change the current Gmail account to use the secure webmail

  1. Turn on 2-step verification for your Google account.
  2. In QuickBooks, select Edit and then select Preferences.
  3. Select Send Forms.
  4. Select Web Mail.
  5. Select your Gmail User Id and Edit.
  6. Select Use enhanced security and select OK. We’ll also ask you to sign in to your Intuit account to complete the process.
  7. Your Gmail sign-in page will display. Sign in and grant Intuit access.

Scenario 2: Set up secure webmail when you first add Gmail

  1. Turn on 2-step verification for your Google account.
  2. In QuickBooks, select Edit and then select Preferences.
  3. Select Send Forms.
  4. Select Web Mail and Add.
  5. Select the email provider as Gmail from the drop-down and enter your email address from step 1. 
  6. Continue with Use enhanced security selected and select OK. We’ll also ask you to sign in to your Intuit account to complete the process.
  7. Your Gmail sign-in page will display. Sign in and grant Intuit access.

If you've configured Gmail to use enhanced security, you'll be prompted to authorize QuickBooks Desktop when you send a transaction or report.

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