google high security and linux command line email programs

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Dec 10 19:40:04 UTC 2019

I'm writing this e-mail in Alpine from my gmail adress using an in-app 
password. No problems whatsoever. You're prompted for the password at the 
start of the session, as well as the first time you send an e-mail during 
that session.

No idea if Google actually detects my client, or what would happen if I 
selected another program.


On Tue, 10 Dec 2019, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Has anyone here gone high security with google and generated an
> app-password for their command line email apps?  If so, which apps?
> I have and can use a few different apps but really want to know what
> google will be limiting me to with two-factor authentication and an
> app-password before I enable two-factor authentication.  If there's no
> apps this can be done with, no point enabling two-factor authentication
> and trying to generate an app password for any of these.  When google
> security is after users to enable higher security and google recognizes
> linux devices have been and are likely to continue being used on an
> account those messages ought to include a list of apps that will work in
> linux.
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