Google IMAP (with k9mail)

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Oct 23 16:20:28 UTC 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Morrow" <morrowc.lists at>

> Incoming settings
> IMAP server:
> Port: 993
> Security type: SSL (always)
> Outgoing settings
> SMTP server:
> Port: 465
> Security type: SSL (always)

Hijack: to use k9mail with gmail IMAP, I have to enable "allow less secure 
clients" in the gmail web UI, but neither the Gmail people nor the k9mail
people seem to want to actually document which protocol is disliked or

Anyone have any actual facts on this point?

-- jra
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