[Akonadi] [Bug 404990] Sign in with Google temporarily disabled for this app

Nick bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Wed Aug 21 04:15:16 BST 2019


--- Comment #56 from Nick <futurepilot at gmx.us> ---
(In reply to Brendon Higgins from comment #54)
> For the record (because Daniel's blog post claims otherwise), existing users
> can indeed be affected by this: I've had two GMail accounts accessed from
> three serparate machines all start refusing logins over the last few weeks,
> at different times. It seems like some kind of expiry happens, at which
> point logins start failing. PLAIN works for me, fortunately.
> Feels like Google's really skirting anticompetitive/antitrust territory
> here. But maybe I'd have a different opinion given a bit more transparency
> on what they were actually asking for. Either way, thanks for going to bat
> for us, Daniel!

I can also confirm that existing accounts definitely can be affected. Mine has
been configured for a long time and only about 3 weeks ago it started denying
me access. I was able to switch to PLAIN authentication using an app specific
password though.

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