Gmail as your SMTP server

Gmail Have you installed software that required you to have a SMTP server for it to send out updates by mail? This has always been an issue for me but I’ve always managed to find a server with some research. Another scenario who be for people who are constantly traveling, they’d have problems when working on different networks by different ISPs.

Google offers a portable SMTP server(freebie) to send mail from any network to any email address provided you have a Gmail Account.

This is how your get it setup;

1. In your mail applications set the SMTP server for outgoing mail to smtp.google.com .
2. Make sure username and password options are checked. Input your username [yourgmailname]@gmail.com.
3. Check off “TLS” under “Use secure connection”.

Hope it works for you.

  • Magi

    Hello pls am having problem configuring my gmail to work for outgoing email see what it says, i will appreciate any response given .

    530 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. f13sm8339122gvd.2
    Can’t Send Message(s): Authentication failed: wrong Username, Password or AUTH method

    –=== Packet NOT sent ===–

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