Some months ago we stopped the full support of Gmail authentication to Passpack. Yesterday I was reading the post announcing it, and I had an idea.
Google requires you to configure your account in order to allow the access to the mailbox from external tools. However, yesterday I decided to try and simply authenticate via IMAP on a brand new Gmail account.
Surprisingly… it worked because recently Google changes the default settings. In ten minutes I reversed the code substituting the old library with just two lines.
So the good news is “we fixed it”. The Gmail third party authentication will not be discontinued.