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binser

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Force Web based login
« on: November 26, 2017, 12:50:32 pm »
Hello,

I use several Gmail accounts.

I just noticed that in several of them the option "Force web based login" is checked on the account setup page, on others it doesn't show anywhere.

Could someone please explain to me why it shows on some and not on others and what is the effect of the option?

binser

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Re: Force Web based login
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 12:59:36 pm »
I was able to find an answer on the forum, which Kosta gave to someone else:

"about "force web login"

If an account is present in the phone's Settings, Aqua uses Google Play Services to log you in (and you won't have to enter a password), but gives you the option to use the app's own OAUTH2 implementation (not Play Services).

This is the "force web login" checkbox, and it should only be used if there are issues without it.

Play Services can't be used for accounts *not* present in the phone's Settings, so then "web based login" is the only option - and therefore there is no user-settable option, the app always (has to) do it this way."

This answers my original question, but also raises another one:

Is it better to use force web based login for privacy reasons, since then Google doesn't know you are signing in from this mobile.

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Force Web based login
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 02:03:54 pm »
Re: Is it better to use force web based login for privacy reasons, since then Google doesn't know you are signing in from this mobile.

No difference - the sign-in will still be processed by Google's "login screen".

And since this is only for Gmail accounts - they will know anyway.

For other account types that support OAUTH2 - Yahoo, Hotmail, Yandex - all OAUTH2 grants / logins are essentially "web based" since Google Play Services can only help us log in into Gmail accounts specifically.

Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

The official FAQ: https://www.aqua-mail.com/faq/

Лог-файлы для диагностики: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/troubleshooting/

Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/