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OAuth 2.0 support for sending e-mails via SMTP

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1 year 10 months ago - 1 year 10 months ago #232227 by netikja
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Your LimeSurvey version: [Community 5.2.7+211221]
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as you might have noticed, Google dropped the support of so-called less secure apps ( support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en ) for non-Workspace accounts (these will be affected later). The only solution to keep using SMPT access for LS is to enable 2FA and create an individual app password, which is an issue for shared accounts. The solution on LS side seems to be in providing OAuth 2.0 Mechanism ( developers.google.com/gmail/imap/xoauth2-protocol ) support. Do you plan this? Is there another way to keep the functionality?

Many thanks for any information or tips!


EDIT: PHPmailer points to "less secure apps" discontinuation here  github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/wiki/Trou...low-less-secure-apps
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1 year 9 months ago #232241 by jelo
I don't see many request for the feature here in forum.
You can support this feature request from 2019.

Currently you will need to use "app passwords" or use an external mailing software.

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1 year 9 months ago #232370 by DenisChenu
Replied by DenisChenu on topic OAuth 2.0 support for sending e-mails via SMTP
PHPMailer have a OAuth system,
You can set PHPMailer on your way with beforeEmail event

Then : you can construct a plugin

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