[MlMt] Google apps web prompts

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Tue Nov 3 13:54:29 EST 2015

On 3 Nov 2015, at 19:42, Alexandre Takacs wrote:

> I'm sure that I missed something somewhere but why is MM (5164) 
> throwing all kinds of web signup dialogs for google accounts (both 
> google apps and gmail) ?

This is the main thing I'm testing in the beta released today. I've 
switched Google (and Outlook) accounts to use OAuth2 authentication by 
default. This means that the user is asked to log in to their Google 
account and allow MailMate to access their emails (and only that). This 
enables MailMate to no longer store the account password.

I don't really have a choice here. Google is pushing for the adoption of 
OAuth2. When using other authentication methods then users are often 
rejected and then presented with various warnings about MailMate not 
being a secure email client (which I find a bit offensive, but that is a 
different story).

Note that the exact behavior appears to depend on how long the Google 
account has existed and whether it has been accessed via IMAP in the 
past. I think new Gmail accounts are rejected by default if not using 

If it's not working for you then you can disable OAuth2 in the IMAP 
account settings window. (And then I'll contact you for further 
debugging when I have time.)


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