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Re: [opensuse-factory] problems with kmail connecting to gmail IMAP since last snapshot
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On 2017-05-15 18:39, nicholas wrote:
problem: kmail (v5.5.0) connection to gmail IMAP breaks now after
every significant suspend (e.g. 1 hr). This requires either
akonadictl restart or (sometimes works)
settings:configure:accounts:<restart> I also note that
settings:configure:accounts:<modify> is no longer accessible (no
gui response)

background: google access was formaly achieved by entering
application access pin in the accounts section. After last update a
dialouge appeared requiring google (html) sign in and authorization
for access. Since then the problems have started. I have noted lots
of posts regarding the switch to XOAUTH2 but really dont understand
the details.

I don't use kmail, but I can explain the situation with gmail.

Yes, gmail by default uses an auth method called oauth2. Normal mail
clients like daemons can not use this method, they need user
interaction with a web page. Thunderbird currently does support it
8since about a year or so). I don't know if kmail does or not.

If it doesn't, you have to log into the gmail control web page and
"allow login by less secure applications" or similar wording.

That's the trick we have to do to use, for instance, fetchmail.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" (Minas Tirith))
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