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Re: mbsync with XOAUTH2 SASL mechanism

From: Peter Polidoro
Subject: Re: mbsync with XOAUTH2 SASL mechanism
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 07:41:51 -0500
User-agent: mu4e 1.8.13; emacs 28.2

Giovanni Biscuolo <> writes:

have you solved your problem?

No, I hate to admit that I have given up in frustration.

My work email unfortunately uses office365. I work for a large nonprofit science foundation. I wish they only used free software, but some of the enterprise software is proprietary. I used to be able to read and write my work email with Emacs, but after Microsoft changed their policies, that no longer works.

I found several sets of instructions online for getting outlook365 OAuth2 working with Emacs, such as this one:

I submitted a cyrus-sasl-xoauth2 guix package, but the guix side is not the frustrating part.

The frustrating part is that all of the instructions online say you need to create an "Azure Active Directory App". I created one and it seemed to work fine, but after a couple of weeks it expired and then I kept getting emails from Microsoft saying I needed to pay them money to keep the Azure app running. I really do not want to subscribe to anything Microsoft related, even if my work pays for it. That link references another authentication app from Thunderbird, perhaps there is a way to get something like that working with Emacs, but I could not find any detailed instructions to do so.

Right now I am able to read and write personal emails in Emacs, but for all of my work emails I am forced to use Outlook in a web browser.

Last but not least, please consider that if you can (and if your company server/postmaster allows it) it's much better to use an "app password"
method instead of Oauth2

I wish. That is the problem. App passwords used to be allowed by office365, but they changed that policy.

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