A more secure way to allow your email programs (e.g. Outlook) to have access to your TELUS email account is to enable 2-step verification. You can do so on Google.
To enable this setting, follow these steps:
Step 1: Visit your profile in Google
Go to myaccount.google.com and sign in to your TELUS email account. Select
on the right hand menu and select
next to 2-Step Verification.
Step 2: Click on "Get Started"
Learn more about this feature on this screen and then select
Step 3: Verify it’s you
Enter your password and select
Step 4: Add a backup option
Enter a mobile phone number and select whether you would like to receive your code over text message or via a phone call. Select
Step 5: Save your backup codes so you’ll always have account access
You can print or download the codes you see on the screen. You may also choose to use your backup number instead. Select
Step 6: Confirm that it works
Enter the code sent to the phone number you entered on
Step 7: Turn on 2-step verification
Review the details you have chosen and select