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RChandra
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Google isn’t necessarily evil, they would just like a way to maintain multifactor auth. Since ordinarily IMAP has no intrinsic way of soliciting the other code, the weaker way of Google issuing an “app password” must be used. I don’t know of any way to restrict what that additional password is allowed to do, but the idea is that OAuth2 only allows specific uses of the obtained token. But I understand their reticence to implement something like that. They don’t want to implement something Google specific (or specific to anyone for that matter), they want to stick to published, widely accepted standards, such as standards track RFCs.