2017-03-05 15:13:00 UTC
rolled out an XOAUTH2 based authentication scheme, and they've required it
by default. I have been having trouble configuring mbsync to connect to
gmail with oauth.
I've noticed from the mbsync man page that mbsync has sasl support, and I
also understand that XOAUTH2 is a valid sasl auth mechanism, but I am
unclear how to configure mbsync to make use of that mechanism through sasl.
I can't find any documentation or guides about how to set this up with
I understand that I can enable the "less secure apps" setting in gmail, but
I would rather not do that if it's at all possible because using revokeable
oauth tokens is more secure than using the raw passwords.
How do I configure mbsync to connect to gmail using oauth tokens instead of