How do I use 2-step verification with other mail clients?

  • You need to make sure you have finished setting up two-step verification on your account before starting (How do I do that?)
  • Log in to
  • Click on the user account icon at the top right and select My account:
  • Select Manage Security & Privacy
  • Click Additional security verification
  • Click Create and manage app passwords
  • Click Create
  • Give it a name (we recommend you use something like Home PC mail password so you know what it is for) and click Next
  • Your password will be generated
  • This is the password you will need to use for your mail client rather than your regular Aberystwyth University password. Once entered on your mail client it will be saved and you will not need to enter it again. 
  • You can never retrieve this password from this page, you can only delete it and create a new one.
  • Log in to your mail client using your full AU email address and the password you generated. You will need to save the password when logging in or you will need to follow these instructions again
Contact for this page:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: