What does this error message mean? I saw in another issue that if I entered a wrong password then i would have gotten "authentication failed".
accounts.conf is as follows
[Personal] source = imaps://<redacted>%firstname.lastname@example.org outgoing = smtp+plain://<redacted>%email@example.com:587 default = INBOX smtp-starttls = yes source_cred_cmd=pass myaccount.google.com outgoing_cred_cmd=pass myaccount.google.com
Hi, run into the same problem.
For me it appears to be a problem with Gmail not allowing less secure applications. I receive an alarm from google saying they blocked the attempt. Disabling that security check now allow aerc to connect.
Is there a way to make aerc connect without having to do so?
Me neither afaik. I found it following the link in the email I received, it is called "third party access' or access for less secure appliations. Try looking for that option.
My configuration is slightly different, as I don't use pass separated, but have the credential coded in the configuration file
[GMAIL] source = imaps://<name>%40gmail.com:<PWD>@imap.gmail.com:993 outgoing = smtp+plain://<name>%40gmail.com:<PWD>@smtp.gmail.com:587 default = INBOX smtp-starttls = yes from = <name><<name>@gmail.com> copy-to = Sent