I use Gmail. Recently I received an e-mail from Google informing me that my account may have been compromised. I verified this by logging into Google itself where I got the same message: that they had recently blocked an attempt to sign in. The problem is, when examining the login history, it just stated "unknown device" - and did not reveal any IP address. I had no way of telling whether it was actually one of my own devices, or someone else who was attempting to access my account.
I decided to play it safe and change my Google password anyway. So far so good. However, when attempting to change it on my iPhone I encountered a problem. When I tapped "Done", I got a pop-up message
Invalid Email address
Please enter a valid email address for this account.
I was unable to save the new password. My e-mail address had not been changed: the only thing I wanted to do was change the password recorded on the account settings. Suspecting that it might be an issue with my iPhone, I tried it on my iPad - with exactly the same result.
The strange thing is that when I typed in my OLD password, it worked (i.e it allowed me to save the settings screen: it did not allow access to mail, because it was the wrong password).
Does anyone know what's going on? Unfortunately I can't include a screenshot from my devices, because I'm unable to e-mail them to myself because of this error. Right now I'm stuck with no access to e-mail on my Apple devices. Grateful for any insights.
Google won't let me revert to my old password because I used it too recently.