[Gambas-user] Gambas and gmail

Tim Dickson dickson.tim at googlemail.com
Thu May 12 11:05:09 CEST 2022

i just now changed my thunderbird (windows) settings to oauth2 for 
gmail, and it worked. I had to check mail, and do the "web login" for 
pop access with oauth2 (and told it to stay logged in), and then sent a 
test mail and did the "web login" again for smtp access with oauth2 (and 
told it to stay logged in for that as well).
if i look at my saved passwords in thunderbird, I can see my normal pop 
and imap (gmail account) password, and also there are 2 oauth passwords. 
Interestingly one uses my full email address and is via http, and one 
uses the part just before @googlemail.com and is via https.
now I can send and receive, and hopefully it will keep working past the 
deadline date.
at least you now have a current anecdotal account of it working.

Benoît, you could try adding a new account to thunderbird, using your 
existing gmail account details, but with oauth2. If it works with the 
new one, and your emails are all there, then you can delete the old 
account setting in thunderbird et voila, and if not, remove the new 
account and at least there are no changes.

I know for some mailboxes I have had for ages, sometimes thunderbird can 
get confused and not work as expected.
Alternatively, you could check your saved passwords, and if there are 
any gmail oauth ones, then delete them, and thunderbird will go through 
the procedure of creating them again.
regards ,Tim

On 11/05/2022 13:35, Benoît Minisini wrote:
> Le 11/05/2022 à 14:06, T Lee Davidson a écrit :
>> 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.
> I got a thunderbird windows to connect to Google, but it does not work.
> I enter the e-mail, then the password, and nothing happens. No error 
> message, just the text field that is cleared.

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