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Send Emails - SMTP Connector

Configure SMTP connection

To send emails from Gmail and scroll down to the "Use the Gmail SMTP server" option
Private Email configuration for mail clients

To send emails from MS Outlook, please use the MS Outlook Connector

Troubleshooting GMAIL SMTP authentication errors


A problem you will run into is that Google's security settings do not allow you to send via SMTP through their servers unless you explicitly allow this by enabling the "Enable 'Less secure apps' within GMAIL" option.

Enabling 'Less secure apps' requires that you first disable 2-Step Verification on your Google account.

Log into your GMAIL account.
Navigate to the Less secure apps page.

Toggle to turn this feature 'ON'.
Wait at least 1 hour for Google to update this setting.
Test your mail application again. It should now send correctly via SMTP.

If you still receiving error try the following:
Visit Display Unlock Captcha and sign in with your Gmail username and password. If asked, enter the letters in the distorted picture.
Your app might not support the latest security standards. Try changing a few settings to allow less secure apps access to your account.

Updated on: 20/07/2022

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