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Device/App specific password

5512212 shared this idea 19 months ago
Proposed

It would be great to have an device/app specific password; otherwise one has to choose between security (using solely 2fa in the browser) and practicality (using email clients on laptop and phone).

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Deactivate 2FA. Connect via an email client to your mailbox account and then reactivate 2FA (working on Evolution email).

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Yeah, that trick doesn't work for me with K-9 mail IMAP, and it shouldn't work.

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Deactivate 2FA. Connect via an email client to your mailbox account and then reactivate 2FA (working on Evolution as far as I can see).

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I agree with this proposal. I actually had already submitted this idea recently.

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If you go on Settings --> One Time Passwords there's an option with a drop-down menu called "OTP security level".

You can choose to use OTP for web access and regular password for email clients and other things that don't support OTP.


It will be good to have app-specific passwords, but this method is pretty secure IMHO.

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I second this issue. It should be possible to set different passwords for each protocol : https, imaps, smtps, etc ...

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I would love to have this feature :) I recently migrated from google and was sad to see that mailbox did not offer app passwords.

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The same issue is also discussed as part of the 2FA Forum thread. Maybe this can be merged into one proposition.