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How to configure the Gmail as SMTP server

In order to configure a Gmail account as SMTP server follow these steps:

Create a Gmail account here.

Next, you will need to enable the Gmail setting called “Enable 2-step verification” by going here:

Once you have enabled that setting go to your Gmail -> Account -> Dashboard -> Authorize Account Access and then follow this video tutorial to create a “application-specific password”.


“Copy the password in a safe place”

Next go to your website -> AdminCP -> Setting -> System Setting -> Manage Setting -> Globlal Setting -> Mail:

1) "Send Mail Method" change it to be "SMTP"

2) SMTP Host => ssl://

3) SMTP Authentication => True.

4) SMTP Username => Your full Gmail address (e.g.

5) SMTP Password => To be used the “application-specific password” created before not the gmail password.

6) SMTP Port => 465

7) When you configure GMail as SMTP server, you need to tell Google to allow your site to use GMail as SMTP.