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Re: Problems with Gmail IMAP on Icedove

On 2015-11-30, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been trying to set up IMAP from two different accounts on Gmail in 
> Icedove: 31.8.0-1~deb7u1.  I have tired changing the password in case I had 
> got it wrong, I have retyped everything several times, I have copied and 
> pasted, I have crawled up the wall, then I suddenly started to get messages 
> from Gmail:
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Sign-in attempt prevented
> Hi xxxxx,
> Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account xxxxx@gmail.com
> from an app that doesn't meet modern security standards.
> Details:
> Monday, 30 November 2015 22:35 (GMT)We strongly recommend that you use a
> secure app, like Gmail, to access your account. All apps made by Google
> meet these security standards. Using a less secure app, on the other hand,
> could leave your account vulnerable. Learn more
> Google stopped this sign-in attempt, but you should review your recently
> used devices:
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> I have spent an hour at least trying to enter the ***** details - and they 
> were fine.  Google had just decided to block me.
> The purpose of the exercise wasn't to access the mail, which is only 
> gibberish.  The purpose is to test setting up an IMAP account in Icedove from 
> Gmail.
> What do I do now?  Install Thunderbird?  Will it even work in Thunderbird?  
> Give up and tear my hair out?  Icedove isn't even mentioned on the Devices 
> and Activities page or I could tell it to accept it.  And Google would claim 
> that it is being helpful!
> I can use Icedove on Wheezy to fetch email from Gmail via POP3.  Grrrr.
> Lisi

Icedove 31.8.0-1~deb8u1 (Jessie) works fine. Google seem to have a
very subtle understanding of Debian version numbers.



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