GMail supports oAuth2.0 authentication for POP.

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enhancement
4 months ago
3 days ago

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(Reporter: unicorn.consulting, Unassigned)

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https://developers.google.com/gmail/imap/imap-smtp

The information at the link states POP is included in the oAuth2.0 authentication process at Google. Given the aggressive approach Google is taking to eliminating accounts with less secure apps enabled, I think we should update the ISPDB to use oAuth for POP as well as IMAP and SMTP.

+1, see also bug1565708

Tested with local config file and unfortunately there's no support in Thunderbird for Oauth2 when using POP3.
See comments in bug1174505

(In reply to Petr Hroudný from comment #2)

Tested with local config file and unfortunately there's no support in Thunderbird for Oauth2 when using POP3.
See comments in bug1174505

POP oAuth certainly did not work for Gmail but as there is new information it is time to revisit the setup. At least in my opinion. I do not like oAuth, but at least it does not keep getting disabled by Google in their so called security checks designed to fence the ignorant in.

My above comment meant it's not enough to just change ISPDB.

You need to open enhancement request against Thunderbird's POP3 code, since the support for Ouath is not yet there.
AFAIK, it was implemented only for IMAP and SMTP.

(Yes, there are entries in ISPDB listing Oauth for POP3 [aol, yahoo,..], but since the code is not yet there, they are ignored).

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