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Use Gmail SMTP to send outgoing emails

To utilize your Gmail account with PHP Live! SMTP, you will need to first enable 2-Step Verification for your Gmail account.  Access the following URL and enable the 2-Step Verification (option near the center of the page).

 

2-Step Verification

https://myaccount.google.com/security?utm_source=OGB

 

NOTE: If you do not see the 2-Step Verification option at the "Signing into Google" section at the above link, then you will need to contact the domain admin to "Allow users to turn on 2-step verification" at the GSuite Admin Console of the domain (https://admin.google.comSecurity > Basic Settings area.

 

After enabling the 2-Step Verification, create an application specific password.  The "application specific password" is the password that will need to provided at the PHP Live! SMTP addon.  Access the following URL to create an application specific password for "Mail" during the password creation (set the "device" to "Other").  Generate the application specific password and copy the password.

 

Generate Application Specific Password

https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords

 

Access your PHP Live! SMTP addon and provide the following values to utilize Gmail SMTP (the login and password is your gmail address and the password would be the generated application specific password):

 

SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com

SMTP port: 587

SMTP encryption: TLS

 

Click the "Send Verification" button and the system will attempt to send a verification code to your email address to complete the process.

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