[Gambas-user] Gambas and gmail

T Lee Davidson t.lee.davidson at gmail.com
Wed May 11 14:06:53 CEST 2022

On 5/10/22 18:02, Benoît Minisini wrote:
> Le 10/05/2022 à 23:38, T Lee Davidson a écrit :
>> They're simply switching from allowing authentication via login/password to requiring authorization via OAuth 2.0 which, as I 
>> understand it, is more secure. (And, Thunderbird is capable.)
> Are you 100% sure?

Am I sure that Thunderbird is capable of OAuth2? Yes. I have this very mail account set to use it.

Just go to Account Settings > Server Settings > Security Settings:
Connection Security: SSL/TLS
Authentication Method: OAuth2

You will need to login via Google just the first time to get the app authorization token. After that, it is just as seamless as 
with a configured login/password.

> Because there is an option in your Google account to "allow external applications" to access mails. I had to select this option 
> to be able to download my mails.

With OAuth2 "allow external applications" is no longer necessary.


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