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Why won’t my Gmail SMTP work any more?

Why won’t my Gmail SMTP work any more?

While gmail is probably the most popular email provider, there have been some changes that make it harder to set up emails on some items – a prime example being your website. Some users report only being able to get a business email account managed by gmail to work by paying for the G-suite. Try this first though:

In Google Mail, you must allow “less secure” apps access in order for your SMTP settings to work. There are two places this setting must be enabled:

Once enabled in both places, you’re good to go!

Please note that these options are not available if you have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled for your Google account. Instead of using SMTP, you will need to generate an app password if you are using 2FA. Google has a guide for that here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/185833?hl=en-GB

Chris Ryu "Chameleon"

Chris has been a developer for over 15 years. His unique experience crosses over into Marketing and he is well known in the Dorset Web community for his transparency. He founded the Dorset Science & Technology Centre in 2017, providing a home to the STEM subjects in rural Dorset.

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