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Re: gmail

From: Richmond
Subject: Re: gmail
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2020 22:51:30 +0100
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Bob Newell wrote:
>> 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
> setup:
> 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.)
It looks like they suspended this:

because of some virus or other.

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