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Re: gmail

From: Bob Newell
Subject: Re: gmail
Date: Sun, 05 Apr 2020 11:25:20 -1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

> So I don't understand. I am able to use seamonkey and claws-mail with an
> app password, and it used to work with gnus. I am using ssl on port 993.

Maybe it's obvious, but just to be sure I understand your

1. You have 2-factor authentication turned on.
2. You are using your app password within gnus, not your gmail
login password.
3. Claws/seamonkey are using the app password, not the
login password.

(My own setup is like Adam, without 2-factor, so I use my
login password.)

But there are two other things going on. Gmail is in the
process of completely disabling "less secure" in all
forms. (I've posted about this before.) The first stage is
that the "less secure apps" setting can't be turned on any
longer if it wasn't already on.

The second stage, to come in about a year IIRC, will be to
drop the app passwords and require use of Oauth2. That one
will cause some irritating work for many of us. (As an
occasional user of mutt, it will be especially annoying.)

Bob Newell
Honolulu, Hawai`i
- Via Gnus/BBDB/Org/Emacs/Linux

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