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Google no more password only access to IMAP, SMTP, POP for third-party apps

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Brandon Lee
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Note the following if you are using your personal Google account to receive notifications in your home lab:

To enhance user security, Google Workspace will discontinue support for a sign-in method used by third-party apps and devices that necessitates sharing your Google username and password. This outdated method, referred to as Less Secure Apps (LSAs), heightens the risk by requiring users to provide their Google Account credentials to third-party apps and devices. This makes it simpler for malicious actors to access accounts unauthorizedly.

Instead, users are encouraged to utilize the "Sign-In with Google" option. This approach is more secure and safer for syncing your email with other apps. "Sign-In with Google" employs the OAuth authentication method, which is an industry standard and widely adopted by most third-party apps and devices for enhanced security.

This change was initially announced in 2019, and we are now in a position to update the timeline for its implementation: The access to Less Secure Apps (LSA) will be disabled in two phases.

https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2023/09/winding-down-google-sync-and-less-secure-apps-support.html

 
Posted : 19/01/2024 9:27 pm
Brandon Lee
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If you are looking at a new solution to send notifications in your home lab, check out my post and YouTube vid covering Mailrise and Pushover:

https://www.virtualizationhowto.com/2022/12/iot-notification-system-push-notifications-for-home-lab-no-smtp-required/

 
Posted : 19/01/2024 9:30 pm