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Re: Can I hire someone to fix my Gnus? (contd)

From: Samuel Banya
Subject: Re: Can I hire someone to fix my Gnus? (contd)
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2022 12:54:08 -0500
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Not sure if this helps, but I use Fastmail and also had to make an 'App 
Password' within the Fastmail GUI itself in order for my Gnus to actually work 
with it.

On Wed, Mar 2, 2022, at 12:12 AM, Nick Dokos wrote:
> Joseph Fineman via Users list for the GNU Emacs text editor 
> <> writes:
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Mail source (pop :server :port 995 :user
> > :password ********) error (-ERR [SYS/TEMP] Server
> >   error - Please try again later.).  Continue? (yes or no) no
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is *not* a Gnus solution but maybe it will help (maybe not).
> Sometime in November, Verizon/AOL sent a piece of email saying that
> there was going to be a change in their authentication method and that
> you had to go through some hoops to make sure that you could continue
> using their "service". Out of the mostly unacceptable choices (reading
> mail through the AOL website was one of those), they had a method for
> their second-tier choices (Thunderbird among them, but certainly not
> Gnus, which they cannot even spell).  It involved deleting the
> account in Thunderbird and letting it recreate it
> automatically (allegedly, the automatic method knew the secret
> handshake). I did that before their deadline (Dec. 18 2021 or
> thereabouts) and ten days later could not authenticate to either send
> or receive mail.
> It turned out that they got it wrong (what's new?) and the only way
> you can still connect with Thunderbird (at least on the desktop) is to
> get an app-specific password by logging into their website and
> following some links, and then cutting-and-pasting that password into
> Thunderbird.
> I suspect that you'll have to do a similar thing for Gnus.  Here's a link
> with the instructions I followed:
> Note that the post was provided by a user, not an AOL employee.
> Hope this helps.
> I have been planning for a long time to change my email service away
> from Verizon/AOL. I have heard good things about Fastmail, so I will
> be giving them a try: we'll see, but they can hardly be worse than
> AOL.
> -- 
> Nick

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