Continuing the problem and discussion from #681, it seems that development in Mailspring’s dependencies regarding that issue has mostly stalled. I reckon something can still be done here, though.
Could you make it an option to not store passwords on disk at all?
It seems that
node-keytar relies on
libsecret on Linux, and
libsecret in turn relies on
gnome-keyring, as the only full/viable existing implementation of the
org.freedesktop.secrets DBus functionality.
For me, as a KDE Plasma user, installing
gnome-keyring, or using any of the few workarounds that I’ve found for this problem, is undesirable. I would simply prefer Mailspring to not store my password offline, and to only hold it in RAM while I’m logged in, for the purpose of continuous sync. FWIW, it is an option in Thunderbird.
(Originally posted by outfrost on GitHub.)
(Original post had 5 upvotes.)