Console based email and Gmail, any luck?

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Mon Aug 8 12:53:20 UTC 2022


Was trying to get it live via IMAP, and correct me if I'm wron but 
doesn't an app speciic password need me to respond to an 
SMS/notification on my phone every single time I want to use the 
password or not? Sources differ on this with some saying it does, others 
it doesn't

As for the scripts not working, they sent me to 400 or 404 errors, due 
to Google shifting thins around on their end. That's what I meant by not 

On 8/8/22 13:40, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Tim here.  Are you trying to access the account live/online or via
> pulling mail locally with something like POP3 or using mbsync/offlineimap
> to sync up mail to a local cache?
> As someone else mentioned, the easiest way is to set up an "app
> password", then use that as your login, whether provided in your
> ~/.muttrc for mutt/neomutt, or using those credentials in your
> ~/.mbsync or ~/.offlineimaprc file for syncing the mail to a local
> maildir.
> -Tim
> On Mon, Aug 08, 2022 at 09:03:50AM +0100, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> As it says, any luck with console based clients? All I'm getting is being
>> sent in circles with non working Python scripts and vague blog pages.
>> I'm trying to get Mutt or Neomutt to still work with Gmail post nuking of
>> passwords, but...I can
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