Re: git send-email does not work with Google anymore?!
- Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:21:20 +0200
- From: ankostis <ankostis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: git send-email does not work with Google anymore?!
On 5 October 2017 at 15:43, Paolo Bonzini <bonzini@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 05/10/2017 12:52, Lars Schneider wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I used to use the Google SMTP server to send my patches to the list with
> > the following config:
> > [sendemail]
> > 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?
I have been using SMTP+GMail rather a lot, recently.
The situation is a mess, and it becomes worse by the month!
Till recently, you had to perform various steps to achieve this:
1. Got to your web-gmail, Settings | Forwarding and POP/IMAP | Enable
2. Enable access for "Less secure apps":
3. Try to SMTP-login.
BUT if the IP had not access web-GMail recently,
you got the message you report.
So you had to:
- reconstruct the URL+token intermingled in the SMTP-error message,
- paste it in your browser, and
- do a web-login to prove you are a human.
You had to perform step 3 regularly.
Now, if you had 2-factor-auth enabled, you could use
"app-passwords" to log into your gmail account:
But this seems to have stopped working; I clicked the link in the page below
and for my account it tells me "less secure apps" access is unavailable :-(
> 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
> Then do
> git config --global credential.helper netrc
> and you're all set. :)
I believe the best way forward is to use OAuth.