I want to configure my outbound email as gmail.I am new to this.Can you please tell me the steps like what should be SMTP username and password. Should I mark authenticate as yes/no?

I tried but I am getting this error. https://www.screencast.com/t/bbageClqaT

Your suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks, Mohit Thareja

  • Your question is really two different questions: 1) How to setup CiviMail (this based on the screenshot you provided, 2) How do I configure CiviCRM's SMTP interface to integrate with Google mail. You should split this up into two questions, and provide details as to your CiviCRM version and CMS (and it's version).
    – DaveD
    Jun 22, 2017 at 19:46
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    Remote SMTP via Google Apps works, but there are sending limits and it's not the fastest due to network delays. It may be suitable for smaller sites and local dev environments; if you're sending a lot of mail this question/answer and this q/a are worth a look. Jun 22, 2017 at 22:04

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Configuring CiviCRM SMTP for using Google Mail's SMTP services: SMTP Server: ssl://smtp.gmail.com SMTP Port: 465 Authentication: Yes SMTP Username: <your valid Google mail username> SMTP Password: <your valid Google mail password>

Finally, you likely need to tell Google that you wish to allow this level of access. See here: support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

  • I used the same settings as provided by you but I am getting this error. imgur.com/a/wx8kj I enabled other settings like imap enabled. Please help me regarding this error. Jun 25, 2017 at 12:40
  • Thanks a lot for your support.Finally I am able to send email Jun 28, 2017 at 7:26
  • how did you solve the problem? I also need help on this. Can you share the details? Jul 4, 2017 at 10:03

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