Google and OAuth 2.0

Dave Koelmeyer dave.koelmeyer at davekoelmeyer.co.nz
Sat Jan 31 08:57:59 UTC 2015


On 31/01/15 21:46, Dave Koelmeyer wrote:
> Just looking at the Gmail account warning in this help doc:
>
>   * https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-gmail
>
>
> My understanding was that by enabling the less secure apps setting for
> the Gmail account in question Thunderbird would continue to function
> with Gmail in the same way it always has. I created a free Gmail
> account myself a week or two ago, and by making this setting I can
> connect using Thunderbird fine. I also noted information from a Google
> developer on the matter at
> http://mailman13.u.washington.edu/pipermail/imap-protocol/2014-September/002326.html.
>
>
> Is stating that it won't work at all until April 2015 not really accurate?

Ahh, unless I'm misreading "Gmail accounts created on or about June
2014" as "Gmail accounts created from about June 2014" – in which case
accounts created /after/ June 2014 can be used with Thunderbird with the
less secure apps setting enabled?

Cheers,
Dave
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