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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Seamonkey automatic email download after switch to Oauth2
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:45:32
Message-Id: 33106514-ceee-9041-88de-aed91f414a10@gmail.com
1 Howdy,
2
3 Early this morning Seamonkey could no longer fetch emails.  It wouldn't
4 accept the username and password.  I did some searching and it seems
5 that Google is disabling plain text username and password.  Honestly,
6 sounds like a good idea really.  During my searches, most recommended
7 OAuth2 so I switched to it.  I'd never heard of it before but dove in
8 head first.  Turns out, easy enough.  When I hit Get Msgs after changing
9 the settings, it asked for the password and it started downloading
10 emails.  My first thought, yeppie!! 
11
12 After a while, I noticed it wasn't downloading new emails
13 automatically.  I have it set to check for new messages every 10 minutes
14 or so.  I had to hit the Get Msgs button each time.  I'd prefer it to do
15 it automatically.  I tried restarting Seamonkey and even changing the
16 settings for doing it automatically, in case a config file needed
17 updating after the switch, still doesn't do it automatically.  I'm
18 attaching a screenshot of the settings. 
19
20 Does using OAuth2 disable automatically fetching messages or am I
21 missing some other setting?  It worked fine until I switched to OAuth2
22 so I don't know what else it could be.  Is there something better than
23 OAuth2 that gmail supports?  I just picked the first option I found. 
24
25 Thoughts??
26
27 Dale
28
29 :-)  :-) 

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Re: [gentoo-user] Seamonkey automatic email download after switch to Oauth2 Michael <confabulate@××××××××.com>