Google Email used for SMTP "Less secure app access"

Hi everyone,
I have deployed KoBoToolbox in my organization, in the deployment config, specifically in .../kobo-env/envfiles/smtp.txt I used GMail account, and there’s also a note in that file which says:

NOTE: To send from GMail, the sending account must enable “Allowing less secure apps to access your account” (Less secure apps & your Google Account - Google Account Help).

I have followed that note. But there is also a note from the Google when I manage to turn on the Less Secure App Access:

Google will automatically turn this setting OFF if it’s not being used.

So after some time of inactivity, the Less Secure App Access is turned off automatically by Google.

Now I am wondering will there be update in kobo-install so that I no longer have to turn on “Less secure app access” if wanting to use Google Account for SMTP?

Hi @levi, there is currently no plan for this, but you are welcome to submit a feature request at #feature-wishlist and let the community vote :slightly_smiling_face:

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starting May 30, 2022, ​​Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password.

If in a position to, you might want to consider an yearly domain hosting tuning to as low as 15 USD then configure the smtp using the SMTP details of acquired domain profile.