Using Claws Mail with Gmail

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Gmail account setup

When adding your Gmail account to Claws Mail, consulting Google's Use IMAP to check Gmail on other email clients page will be a good starting point.

In your Gmail settings, turn on "Enable less secure app access". (Gmail's "enable less secure app access" is a euphemism for "apps that don't support OAUTH2", it does not mean programs such as Claws Mail, are less secure.)

You will also need to use an App Password to log in if using two factor authentication on your account.

Setting up Claws

Open your account preferences, and make sure these options are set:

on 'Basic' page
server for receiving:
SMTP server (send):
User ID: [your complete gmail email address]
on 'Receive' page
Authentication method: Automatic
IMAP server directory: [leave empty]
on 'Send' page
[x] SMTP Authentication (SMTP AUTH)
Authentication method: Automatic
on 'SSL/TLS' page
Send (SMTP): Use STARTTLS command to start encrypted session
on 'Advanced' page
IMAP port: 993

> 2. The next attachment is some of the tags referred to in the article, that > start with [Gmail]. I think these are the same thing as LABELS in Gmail, so > can you see if this is what you mean?

Gmail's "Labels" are actually folders.