Prerequisites for Gmail SMTP setup

Gmail have extra settings which need to be changed in order for SMTP to work correctly. Follow the steps below to change these settings

You must follow all of these steps in order for SMTP to work correctly


Personal Gmail account

  1. Turn off 2-Step Verification
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1064203?hl=en

  2. Allow less secure apps:ON
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255

  3. Unlock Captcha
    https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

 

Business Gmail account

  1. Turn off 2-Step Verification
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1064203?hl=en
    If the option is not visible it is already set to off and no further action is required for this step.
    If 2-step verification is on and a requirement, you must contact your Google account administrator

  2. Allow less secure apps: ON
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255
    If this setting is hidden your Google account administrator has locked less secure app account access
    https://support.google.com/a/answer/6260879?hl=en

  3. Unlock Captcha
    https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

 

 

 

Helpful links

You may need to talk to your Google administrator in order to change these settings. To find out who your Google administrator is, click the link below

https://support.google.com/a/answer/6208960

To find out how to sign in to your admin console click the link below

https://support.google.com/a/answer/182076

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