[Users] IMAP password length?

Pierre Fortin pf at pfortin.com
Wed Jun 15 18:30:11 CEST 2016

On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:46:14 -0400 George Avrunin wrote:

>On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:34:44 +0200, Ricardo Mones <ricardo at mones.org>
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 03:36:57PM +0200, mir at miras.org wrote:
>> […]  
>> > But maybe this then:
>> > 
>> > "If you have 2-Step Verification on your Google Account, you might
>> > need an App Password to sign in"
>> > https://support.google.com/mail/troubleshooter/1668960?hl=en    
>> That "App Password" would require support on Claws Mail side, which is
>> not currently implemented.
>> The way to go is to allow to "unsafe" apps to access your IMAP account.
>> regards,  
>I don't think that's correct.  You can have Google give you an "app
>password", which you then use for the password you enter in setting up
>the imap account.  Claws treats it as a standard imap password, and
>Google then allows Claws to read and send mail through gmail.  You don't
>have to allow "unsafe" apps in general, and can keep 2-factor

Are you sure?  During our troubleshooting, she got a 16-character code
and pasted it into the password field; but that didn't work either...

She has work priorities at the moment, so we'll try all the suggestions

>  George


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