[Users] IMAP password length?

George Avrunin avrunin at math.umass.edu
Wed Jun 15 19:19:01 CEST 2016

On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:30:11 -0400, Pierre Fortin <pf at pfortin.com> wrote:

> 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
> later.

I'm not 100% sure, but I did this for a machine (that I don't have access to
at the moment) a year or so ago.  I'm pretty sure that was what we had to do.
In GMail help (https://support.google.com/mail/answer/185833?hl=en,   Email
clients, offline, & accessibility > Email clients using IMAP), Google does
say "An App password is a 16-digit passcode that gives an app or device
permission to access your Google Account. If you use 2-Step-Verification and
are seeing a “password incorrect” error when trying to access your Google
Account, an App password may solve the problem. Most of the time, you’ll only
have to enter an App password once per app or device, so don’t worry about
memorizing it."


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