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>%email@example.com outgoing = smtp+plain://<redacted>%firstname.lastname@example.org: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.
Access for less secure apps setting has been turned on
still getting this error
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