Configure SMTP

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Step 1: Allow Access to Google Account

Before using Gmail SMTP, you need to authorize your server to access your Google account.

Click here, log into your Gmail account, then click Continue.

Note: You should use your main Google account for achieving this purpose. If you have merged accounts from google you will receive an authentication error.

This will enable your account access for your new device (web server).

Step 2: Generate App Password if 2-Step Verification is Enabled

If you have enabled 2-step verification on your Google account, you would need to generate application specific password. If you are not using 2-step verification, you may skip this step and move to Step 3.

Select Other/Custom name from Select App, give it a name such as “DO – Production Server” and then click Generate.

Note down the application password as it will be required in the next step.

Now, open the link again and click Continue.

Step 3: Configure Gmail on the SMTP Add-on

Enter the Gmail details inside SMTP app (to activate SMTP app).

  1. From the app admin > click Settings
  2. Click Mail > enable Use SMTP
  3. Enter smtp.gmail.com as your host
  4. Use port 465
  5. Enter your Gmail login username your.username@gmail.com
  6. Enter your App password (if 2-Step Verification is enabled)

Click Save to finalize the settings on the server.

That’s it. Your Gmail email service has been configured on your server for outgoing transactional emails.

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