What email client does /g/ use?
I like to keep my Gmail/Google account secure with 2-step login
Obviously it doesn't work with things like an email client
So it creates these special 'app-specific' passwords that can bypass the normal 2-step process
After a while, I just didn't feel comfortable. The very existence of them bugged me. Much better just to have a second browser, Chrome, running. I have Gmail, Calendar, Keep and Hangouts open. It keeps them separate from my main, dirty browser anyway which is good.
Also a couple of other email accounts (uni and a Yahoo one).
Also people used to get irritated with me because they said Thunderbird fucked up the quoted email formatting. No more.
I'd like to, but I'm on the student network, which randomly kicks me out and redirects me to their captive portal. So I can't really guarantee any decent uptime for my server, which I probably need in order to host my own email.
why would app-specific passwords make you uncomfortable? If there is a problem in say Thunderbird, all you have to do is disallow the password assigned to thunderbird....boom no more security problem.
If you use your main password, even with 2FA, they may not be able to get into your account, but they still got your main password.