Yes, app-specific passwords can be used for mail clients. Here's how it works:
- App-Specific Passwords: These are generated within your email account settings and entered into the mail client. They allow the client to authenticate without needing a second factor, maintaining your account's security.
- Setup: When setting up a mail client, enter the app-specific password in the password field instead of your regular password. The mail client will then authenticate using this password and won't prompt for a second factor.
- Uniqueness: Each app-specific password is unique to the application you set it up for and should not be reused across different applications.
- 2FA Elsewhere: Even if using app-specific passwords for mail clients, 2FA should still be enabled for accessing your email through other means, such as through a web browser for Webmail and Mobile Web. This ensures your account remains protected even if an app-specific password is compromised.