Yandex refuses to connect


I cannot connect my Yandex.Mail account, neither with an app password nor directly as an IMAP/SMTP account, I always get “Authentication Error - Check your username and password. (IMAP)”.

GMail connected just fine, so it’s specifically an issue with Yandex.

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  • OS and Version: openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • Mailspring Version: 1.7.8

(Originally posted by InterstellarDragon on GitHub.)

Same here, I assume this would be fixed by moving Yandex’s authentication method to OAuth

(Originally posted by wolfw3 on GitHub.)