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From: Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Google Mail still not recognising Gentoo KMail
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 17:01:10
Message-Id: 1951650.xgbCp9qHFe@peak
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Google Mail still not recognising Gentoo KMail by Mick
On Thursday, 7 November 2019 12:12:41 GMT Mick wrote:
> 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.
I tried that, and I remember I used to have something similar set up too, but since that change you mention at Google, apparently it's no longer possible to create a new account in KMail to work with google mail. Google just blocks the attempt and issues me with a critical security issue.
> 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.
Looks like I'll have to use a different email client for gmail. Can I even have two MUAs active at the same time? -- Regards, Peter.

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Re: [gentoo-user] Google Mail still not recognising Gentoo KMail Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>