Optional password

hello all,
I recently discovered mailspring as I’m looking to consolidate my email accounts into a single app.

I don’t have a keyring install (arch xfce), and I noticed on this thread: make password storage optional: 675

that there was some movement on this a few years ago, but not mention of password storage being optional.

Is this topic still alive, or are we still required to install gnome-keyring/libsecret?

thanx for any info.