How to Configure Gmail SMTP Settings

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What is Gmail SMTP?

Most of the people are not in knowledge about that Gmail gives the free server of SMTP. It is the small feature of the Gmail that allows the users for the integration of Gmail SMTP settings of the server. It works along with the web applications along with the servers which the users want to send through the emails in outgoing forms without the managing of outgoing server.

Such outgoing emails are the part of campaigns in email marketing or the emails in transaction forms of emails. The external forms of SMTP services like Gmail, Maigun, and many more will be the best for the maximization of the deliverability of emails.

Gmail SMTP Settings

Here we will understand the proper procedure of integration of Gmail SMTP on the server of Cloudway through the use of its platform. There will be the add one on the serves of Cloudways with proper integration of it.

Procedure 1 : Configuring the Gmail SMTP

Firstly, everything in the start which the person needs is to get the credentials of Gmail SMTP which will be in use with the server of Cloudway.

Step 1

Begin with logging into the Gmail account with the required credentials of it. type there your email address and then click on the Next option.

Step 2

After that, type the password of login and then again go the Next option.

Now there will be the need of checking whether the account of Google is protected or not. It is necessary for the avoiding of interventions thereby the use of SMTP devices. For this, there is a need for two-step verification.

Step 3

Enabling the two-step verification on Gmail

Now the users need the generating of a password in-app which will be for the use of integration in SMTP. For that, go to the Google App Passwords for the generating of App Password.

Step 4

After that, do the selection from the given choice of drop-down and then do the choosing of Other option.

Step 5

Give their any kind of name as per the choice of yours to the password of App and then click on the GENERATE option.

Step 6

As the password of the app is generated there, do the saving of it for the later use.

Step 7

Now do the logging into Cloudways Platform and select the Server option there from the given menu of the top. After that, select the server of the target.

Step 8

Then, go to the option of SMTP given t the leftward side of the bar of the menu.

Step 9

After that, click on the box of drop-down which will prompt the Select SMTP on the screen. From that do the closing of option which is Your SMTP. 

Step 10

Now, users will see the various fields when they will choose the option of Your SMTP. They can either choose the Other option when it appears on the screen for the selection of email gateway provider. Entering there the website of smtp.gmail.com as the type of host. Enter there the Gmail account’s email in the field of the username and then enter the App password in the given field of the password

Step 11

After its completion, click on the Save option.

Procedure 2: Verification of the SMTP Configuration

Cloudways also offers the functionality of the on-scene type for the testing of settings in SMTP after the configuration of the service of SMTP on the given server. The users can now easily verify the emails and can check the dispatching of it properly form the given server by sending an email of the test to own.

They can simply click on the SEND TEST EMAIL option.

After that, a dialog box will occur on the screen with the Cloudways that are registered along with the email address. Therefore, if users like to send the test email to the given email address, then they have to click on the SEND TEST EMAIL  option or can also do the input into the other kind of email address.

This will show the users that the Gmail Email service is now in the proper form of configuration successfully. It will be properly configured in the server for the transactional emails in outgoing forms.

Wrapping Up

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Vedanti Kohli

Vedanti is a tech geek who enjoys toying with new technology and gadgets. In his final year of CA, he left out to pursue his love. He has more than seven years of experience as a consumer tech journalist, and he publishes how-to manuals, comparisons, listicles, and explainers for both B2B and B2C apps and services.