Google is nuking simple username/password sign ins?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Mar 4 16:41:57 UTC 2022

Well, it's time to stop gmail working on the phone and to also disable it.

On Fri, 4 Mar 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> They sent me a message like that a few months ago and terminated my
> username/password access near the end of last year. Although Thunderbird has
> no trouble signing in now, FairEmail on my phone stopped working with my Gmail
> and gave me periodic errors because I'm using their F-Droid version instead of
> the version in the Google Play Store. I haven't had any problem with my Google
> Drive access from rclone, since I'm just using the key that they tell me is
> slower, but works. Note that rclone already works with Google Drive, and there
> are two methods of access. You can either set it up through the developer
> console and use your own key, or you can use theirs, but it's said to be
> slower. Both of these options still should work. I can't speak to the
> terminal-based email, since I haven't used it in many years, but rclone is a
> definite yes. I've been using it now for Google Drive, Dropbox and NextCloud
> for a good bit and have no trouble with any of them.
> ~Kyle
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