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From: Vasyl Vavrychuk <vvavrychuk@gmail.com>
To: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Cc: Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>, Vasyl Vavrychuk <vvavrychuk@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH] Documentation/git-send-email.txt: Mention less secure app access might need to enable.
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 18:39:20 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200829153920.17155-1-vvavrychuk@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPig+cT8Kmh6LcoKqkcJX6imXaase07o8C_-7k7RkyhEyW02rQ@mail.gmail.com>

Looks like Google changed Gmail security and now less secure app access
needs to be explicitly enabled if 2-factor authentication is not in
place, otherwise send-mail fails with:

  5.7.8 Username and Password not accepted. Learn more at
  5.7.8  https://support.google.com/mail/?p=BadCredentials v5sm13756502ede.13 - gsmtp

Signed-off-by: Vasyl Vavrychuk <vvavrychuk@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/git-send-email.txt | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
index 0a69810147..06953fd1e0 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -494,7 +494,11 @@ edit ~/.gitconfig to specify your account settings:
 	smtpServerPort = 587
 ----
 
-If you have multifactor authentication setup on your gmail account, you will
+If you do not have multi-factor authentication set up on your Gmail account, you
+will need to allow less secure app access. Visit
+https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps to enable it.
+
+If you have multi-factor authentication set up on your Gmail account, you will
 need to generate an app-specific password for use with 'git send-email'. Visit
 https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords to create it.
 
-- 
2.23.0


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-29 15:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-17 12:54 Vasyl Vavrychuk
2020-08-17 17:16 ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-29 15:39   ` Vasyl Vavrychuk [this message]
2020-08-29 18:33     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-29 19:29       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-06 21:52         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-12-22 19:58           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-01-07 11:11     ` [PATCH v3] git-send-email.txt: mention less secure app access with Gmail Denton Liu
2021-01-07 20:37       ` Eric Sunshine

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