I have a Nokia Lumia 720 phone which is up-to-date (I just checked it before typing here) and am using Windows 8.1 on it (OS version: 8.10.14219.341). I frequently get my mails on Gmail and so I wish to access my emails from my phone.
Here's a flowchart of what I did to set it up: Phone > Settings > Emails & Accounts > Add an account > Google > Connect > Nothing happens after I see 2-3 dots going from left to right which signifies waiting, and then I land up in the same page.
After this, I tried using Other account (POP and IMAP written below) and then entered my Gmail account details and clicked on sign in. Again, nothing happens. Just after this, I use my laptop and login to my account and find a mail I received from Google telling me this:
Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account XXXXXXXX@gmail.com from an app that doesn't meet modern security standards.
Details: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
We strongly recommend that you use a secure app, like Gmail, to access your account. All apps made by Google meet these security standards. Using a less secure app, on the other hand, could leave your account vulnerable. Learn more.
I tried to find Official Google mail app in the app store but could not find any. The one with the highest rating is not by google and so I assume would be less secure and I did not bother to download and check it. Besides, the rating is pretty bad.
Also, I came to know that POP and IMAP are not that secure and easily breachable. I also tried using Advanced Setup instead of Google and I had to select the kind of account that I wanted to set up: "Exchange Activesync" and "Internet email". It says if you are not sure, contact your service provider to inquire about the right option to select.
Am I going in the right direction? Which type of account should I choose? Would there be more fields I would need to fill up if I select one of those and would they have any security issues later? How do I proceed now?