I assume I'm not the only one here with a Gmail account set up in KMail/
Kontact. I wonder what you all have done with this problem of Google blocking
"less secure apps" on Monday May 30 2022?
I'm currently using POP3 access with "plain" authentication and SSL/TLS. But I
expect to be blocked from reading/sending e-mail with KMail in a couple of
From what I can find online I only seem to have two options.
1) Switch to IMAP and use OAuth login.
I'm a bit nervous about this as don't have any experience with OAuth, and I
have about 70k e-mails in my Gmail account, and I'm not sure how well Akonadi
handles syncing that amount of e-mails these days - especially with all the
funky IMAP folders that Gmail has.
2) Continue to use POP3 with an "app specific password" and two-factor
This sounds like a total nightmare - even if I only have KMail configured to
check new mail every 30 minutes :-)
Anybody got any advice as to a good way to go?
I'm contemplating taking this opportunity to find a different mail provider
also. And at the very least I probably won't make any big decisions or moves
until I've installed 15.4.