How to disable Google's akonadi message

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Sat Sep 2 08:41:30 BST 2017

On Saturday September 02 2017 09:35:54 Vishnu V K wrote:

>That is because Kmail switched to using the proper OAuth mechanism (only for 
>IMAP), as opposed to the legacy per-application password method of accessing 

And I think that's a good thing as long as it really works. AFAIK it should prevent the situation where you're taking your KDE laptop on a trip and GMail locks you out of your email because it catches you trying to log in from an unknown location.
That's a really annoying newfangled feature that I'd just as well turn off (but apparently cannot).

>> But I do not want Google to access any information stored in my Korganizer.

The dialog basically asks you to log into google services (authorise "akonadi services for google" to do it for you). Google can already access all the data protected by that authentication process. The request is not for authorising Google to access the data you have on your computer.

>go ahead with the procedure. Your SMTP will still be using the old method, so 
>don't remove that from your google account settings.

(That's for sending email). In other words, just accept what's being proposed and you should be fine.


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