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From: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
To: Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Vasyl Vavrychuk <vvavrychuk@gmail.com>,
	Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: [PATCH v3] git-send-email.txt: mention less secure app access with Gmail
Date: Thu,  7 Jan 2021 03:11:49 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <274475559a6de9c95c9c6cd30b5d056a31cc2853.1610017875.git.liu.denton@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200829153920.17155-1-vvavrychuk@gmail.com>

Google may have changed Gmail security and now less secure app access
needs to be explicitly enabled if two-factor authentication is not in
place, otherwise send-email fails with:

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

Document steps required to make this work.

Original-patch-by: Vasyl Vavrychuk <vvavrychuk@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
---
Range-diff against v2:
1:  2bcfd1403f < -:  ---------- Documentation/git-send-email.txt: Mention less secure app access might need to enable.
-:  ---------- > 1:  274475559a git-send-email.txt: mention less secure app access with Gmail

 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..0db0783f2f 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -494,10 +494,14 @@ edit ~/.gitconfig to specify your account settings:
 	smtpServerPort = 587
 ----
 
-If you have multifactor authentication setup on your gmail account, you will
+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.
 
+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.
+
 Once your commits are ready to be sent to the mailing list, run the
 following commands:
 
-- 
2.30.0


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-01-07 11:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-17 12:54 [PATCH] Documentation/git-send-email.txt: Mention less secure app access might need to enable Vasyl Vavrychuk
2020-08-17 17:16 ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-29 15:39   ` Vasyl Vavrychuk
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     ` Denton Liu [this message]
2021-01-07 20:37       ` [PATCH v3] git-send-email.txt: mention less secure app access with Gmail Eric Sunshine

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