Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1024083
Evolution forgets google application-specific password for Gmail IMAP
Last modified: 2013-11-05 06:00:30 EST
Description of problem:
Evolution keeps forgetting my IMAP password for GMail. I have
two-factor authentication enabled for Google, so I'm using
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an application-specific password and enter it into the
system-model (yuck!) dialog that prompts for a password for
2. Create a new application-specific password (or re-use the one
created in step 1) and enter it when prompted for
Eventually, Evolution will prompt for the password to check
The password should be remembered.
* I have not used the Online Accounts feature of GNOME, so I don't
think this is an instance of Bug 977720.
* I also have Google Contacts and Google Calendar configured in
Evolution with application-specific passwords. Neither of those
seem to be having any problems.
* If I open Seahorse (seahorse-3.8.2-1.fc19.x86_64) and filter on
"evolution", I see four entries related to Google. Two of them
are numbered "1380061929.22542.6@<hostname>" and
"1380061929.22542.16@<hostname>". The ".6" entry keeps on
disappearing whenever Evolution prompts for the password, and gets
created after I enter a password. I believe the ".6" entry is for
IMAP and the ".16" entry is for SMTP.
* Sometimes, re-using the password that I've created for IMAP works,
but eventually it fails.
* I've tried using the same password for IMAP and SMTP, and I've
tried using different passwords for IMAP and SMTP. Doesn't seem
to make a difference.
Thanks for a bug report. The bug #977720 wasn't about Gnome-Online-Accounts (GOA), not completely. The same bug can be reproduced without GOA, only by checking at the end to add also contacts/calendar (you can add these separately later too). See bug #977720 comment #21 for more info.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 977720 ***