I see there have been a number of threads related to Google’s recent decision to cut POP3 and IMAP and only allow OAUTH for mail clients authentication, decision which basically blocks the /e/OS default mail app from connecting to a gmail mailbox (see threads’ links below).
Some people have reported that fairEmail might have been able to connect (reports not confirmed yet, and with no clarification if fairEmail can actually do OAUTH).
Does anybody know if there is a plan to add OAUTH capabilities to the /e/OS - embedded K9 mail client? I still need access to my gmail mailbox, but I’d rather not install the google mail app.
Neither. Once you put a google.com email address, it redirects you to the accounts.google.com login page, which asks you to allow the K9 app access to emails (basically OAUTH2). Once that is done, you can access your emails via K9 - no need to add my google account to the phone or involve microG in the “transaction” at all.
Hope this makes sense.
Just for reference, my K9 build version reports as 6.201 (I’m using the default /e/ Mail app, on /e/ 1.2 stable)