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Case Summary: Using Gmail SMTP requires Less Secure App Setting
ID: 3409
Date Created: 01/22/2019
Last Modified: 01/22/2019
Problem Type: Problem Report
Item: Web+Center 9.0
Resolution:
It turns out that in order for Google to authorize a third party server to access your account via SMTP now, you have to enable “Less Secure Apps” on your Gmail account. You can read a full explanation of the risks of that here, but essentially, any apps that aren’t using security protocols that Google deems mandatory will be blocked unless you enable the ability for less secure apps to access your Gmail account.

To enable this feature, log into your gmail account and go this page

https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps?pli=1

OR Login into Google,

Click on your photo, on the left, click on Security
Scroll down the page and you will see a section called Less Secure Apps
Select the Turn on Access option

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