[Users] Gmail blocking Claws at IMAP auth

Piotr ps.claws at smyrak.com
Wed Nov 4 09:04:27 CET 2015

On Śr Listopada 4 2015, 8:55 am, Paul wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:41:01 +0100 (CET)
> "Piotr" <ps.claws at smyrak.com> wrote:
>> Are you guys aware of the issue? It seems that Claws has been put by
>> Google into "less secure apps" category for some reason.
>> There is a workaround to the problem that allows users of "less
>> secure apps" to disable the block.
>> https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255
>> Although I really would like to understand what's wrong with Claws.
>> Anybody?
> There's nothing wrong with Claws Mail. This is an attempt by google
> at world domination. Any app that doesn't use OAuth2.0 as a log-in
> mechanism gets slandered as a 'less secure app'. They seem to be
> aiming at eradicating all other forms of gmail use. They are
> spreading FUD. In some ways google is the new microsoft.

Yeah, that was my assumption. Although the OAuth2.0 enforcement wasn't
on the hypothesis list of mine. Thanks.


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