Prerequisites for Gmail SMTP setup

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

Personal Gmail account

Turn off 2-Step Verification

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1064203?hl=en

Allow less secure apps: ON

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255

Unlock Captcha

https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

 

Business Gmail account

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

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

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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