IMAP PASSWORD FOR GOOGLEMAIL

I have a problem (again) with entry of a password to my Googlemail account in Thunderbird (used in a Mac). First of all, I must admit being very confused by googlemail v. gmail (I am a retired person and it is easy to do, in my case). I had no problem receiving emails on my account googlemail until recently, when I was asked to enter a password for imap. I put all the passwords I could think and I just changed my Google account password and put it in, nothing works. Nothing seems to work. Googlemail is one account I have in Thunderbird, but my google username seems to be [email protected] I am totally confused and do not know what are the components. Can someone clarify this for me please (I mean specify, I won ' be able to understand anything too complicated). Somewhere along the line when I was trying to fix it I received an email saying "Google will continue to block attempts to connect to the application that you use, because he has known security problems or is obsolete. You can continue to use this application allowing access to less secure applications, but this can leave your account vulnerable. "but obviously, I don't want to have an account that is vulnerable. What should I do? Ideally, I would like to have the same password for both, which would allow me to save a lot of trouble. Thanks a lot.

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