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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Google Mail still not recognising Gentoo KMail
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:12:55
Message-Id: 9480758.vZauxnqUHb@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Google Mail still not recognising Gentoo KMail by "Антон Кулешов"
On Thursday, 7 November 2019 10:47:19 GMT Антон Кулешов wrote:
> Hello, > > Create 'Application-specific password required' in your google account and > use it instead of your google password. Try this link > myaccount.google.com/apppasswords
A couple of months ago Kmail stopped working with OAuth2. I assumed Gmail changed their OAuth2 implementation and Kmail hadn't caught up with the changes. The way I managed this change so far, has been to set my Google Account security settings to allow "less secure apps": https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en Then change the Kmail/Settings/Receiving/Advanced/Authentication from "Gmail" to "Plain". The other relevant settings are "SSL/TLS" and port "993". When selecting "Gmail" authentication, it used to be the case qtwebengine would launch a GUI in which you would login into the Gmail security web GUI to set up an application specific password. I don't know if this works now, it didn't last time I tried it, a few months ago. I suspect it won't work if you have "less secure app access" enabled. Anyway, I better send this message before I start tweaking my Google security settings and end up locking myself out of my account! LOL! PS. TBH I'm finding all this Google omniscience troublesome and their security settings tiresome. Perhaps it's time I took my email data elsewhere. -- Regards, Mick

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Re: [gentoo-user] Google Mail still not recognising Gentoo KMail Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××.uk>