Using Gmail or G Suite for SMTP

You can use your Gmail account or G Suite account for SMTP in Agiled.

Difference between Gmail and G Suite

Gmail is a free email service by Google where you can create your email account to send and receive emails. These email accounts end with "@gmail.com". This service is completely free and is used by the most internet users in the world. 

G Suite is a paid service by Google used by most businesses in the world. You can use your own domain name for sending emails. 

How to use Gmail or G Suite for SMTP in Agiled?

To use Gmail or G Suite for SMTP in Agiled you will need to allow access via Less Secure Apps.

Less Secure Apps? Do I need to worry? 

No, this is not a security issue. Google is just making sure that you are using SMTP securely, since any one can send emails from your account using SMTP credentials.

Use Gmail For SMTP 

Step 1 : First thing you need to do is allow access by Less Secure Apps.

If you are using 2 Step Verification on your account you will need to create and use App Password.

Step 2: To create App Password you need to go to your Google Account and click on Security on the left sidebar menu.

Click on the App Passwords  as shown in the picture below. 

On the next screen select Other from Select App  drop down. 

Enter a name for the app. You can enter what ever name you want.

Click Generate and Google will generate a new password for you to use. 

You can use this password in your SMTP Settings in Agiled.

Go to  Settings- Custom SMTP and add your settings there. 

Add the following details on the Custom SMTP page for Gmail.

Mail Host: smtp.gmail.com

Mail Port: 587

Mail Username: (Your Gmail Account Email)

Mail Password: [ App Password if using 2 Step Verification OR Your Account password if you are not using 2 step verification]

Mail From Email: [ Mail account you want to send from, for security reasons Google will force your email as Mail From email]

Mail From Name: Mail from name 

Mail Encryption: tls


Extra Steps to take if you are using G Suite

STEP 1: First things first, you will need to allow access by Less Secure Apps.

STEP 2: If you see the message above, it means that turning on LSA is not allowed on an individual basis based on enterprise rules.

As the domain administrator, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Google Account with your G Suite account.
  2. Navigate to the admin dashboard here: https://admin.google.com.
  3. Click on Security.
  4. Choose Basic settings.
  5. Scroll down to Less secure apps.
  6. Click on the Go to settings for less secure apps.
  7. Select the option Allow users to manage their access to less secure apps.

It takes 10 minutes or so to be available to you on the individual account.

After that's enabled, you can click here: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps and you should see the ability to turn it on.

If enabling less secure apps doesn't work. You need to create App Password  using the steps given above. 

Step 3: If just enabling LSA didn't work, you might need to also use an App Password

For added security, Google requires users to create an  App Password for their device to connect to their email account. In order to use an App Password, you MUST also turn on 2-Step Verification.

Log into your Google Account, and click Security on the left sidebar menu.

Find App Passwords in the Signing in to Google section. You must enable 2-Step Verification for this to show up.

On the next screen select Other from Select App  drop down. 

Enter a name for the app. You can enter what ever name you want.

Click the Generate button. You will now be given the password that you will need to use for the platform.

Copy and paste the App Password in the Agiled Mail Password field.

Add the following details on the Custom SMTP page for G Suite.

Mail Host: smtp.gmail.com

Mail Port: 587

Mail Username: (Your Gsuite Account Email)

Mail Password: [ App Password if using 2 Step Verification OR Your Account password if you are not using 2 step verification]

Mail From Email: [ Mail account you want to send from, for security reasons Google will force your email as Mail From email]

Mail From Name: Mail from name 

Mail Encryption: tls

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