Re: git send-email does not work with Google anymore?!
- Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 15:43:46 +0200
- From: Paolo Bonzini <bonzini@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: git send-email does not work with Google anymore?!
On 05/10/2017 12:52, Lars Schneider wrote:
> I used to use the Google SMTP server to send my patches to the list with
> the following config:
> smtpencryption = tls
> smtpserver = smtp.gmail.com
> smtpuser = larsxschneider@xxxxxxxxx
> smtpserverport = 587
> from = larsxschneider@xxxxxxxxx
> chainreplyto = false
> suppresscc = self
> Apparently that stopped working today. I get this error:
> (mbox) Adding cc: Lars Schneider <larsxschneider@xxxxxxxxx> from line 'From: Lars Schneider <larsxschneider@xxxxxxxxx>'
> Password for 'smtp://larsxschneider@firstname.lastname@example.org:587':
> 5.7.14 <https://accounts.google.com/signin/continue?...token...
> 5.7.14 ...> Please log in via your web browser and
> 5.7.14 then try again.
> 5.7.14 Learn more at
> 5.7.14 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754 ... - gsmtp
> Of couse I tried to log in via web browser etc. Does anyone else use
> Google as SMTP server? If yes, does it work for you?
It's probably a good idea to set up two-factor authentication and add an
app-specific password for "git send-email" (at least that's what I do).
The password can be stored encrypted using the OS keychain, or if you
don't want/have one (e.g. you are running headless) you could check if
your distro installs git-credential-netrc. Create a ~/.netrc.gpg file,
where the decrypted content should look like
machine smtp.gmail.com login larsxschneider@xxxxxxxxx password mypassword
git config --global credential.helper netrc
and you're all set. :)