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Is it possible to use IMAP with two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled?

6458976 shared this question 11 months ago
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I want to use my e-mail with 2FA and I want to know if it will be possible to keep using IMAP when I setup 2FA. Also, will programs using IMAP prompt me for 2FA all the time?

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IMAP does not support 2FA. However, you can choose to protect your web login with 2FA and let IMAP authenticate only with your username and account password (how you probebly usually authenticate with IMAP). Just select "Web Service OTP, other Services password" when you enable 2FA

Note that Mailbox 2FA does work in a different way than most services that have 2FA. Read more about it here: https://userforum-en.mailbox.org/knowledge-base/article/is-there-a-two-factor-authentication