[Users] Does claws-mail no longer support gmail without enabling the insecure app setting?

Prahlad Yeri prahladyeri at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 24 09:42:24 CEST 2017

On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:37:59 +0100
Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:53:14 +0530
> Prahlad Yeri <prahladyeri at yahoo.com> wrote: 
> > I've setup the IMAP credentials for sending/receiving, but it seems
> > that Google insists on only OAuth these days. Is there a way to get
> > it working on Claws Mail without enabling the "less secure sign-in"
> > in my Gmail account?  
> That is correct. But, of course, "less secure" really means
> "non-OAuth", which is not the same thing at all.
> with regards
> Paul
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Thanks for the reply, Paul.

So, am I correct in assuming that there is no way to set up
my gmail using claws-mail without enabling that "non-OAuth" setting?

Actually, I'd been using thunderbird before and this issue never came
up with that. Is it because thunderbird uses OAuth based authentication
for gmail which is not available in claws-mail?

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