How to Use Your Gmail Account as Your Email Sender via SMTP

Last Update: August 23, 2016

At hindsight, Gmail SMTP seems to be easy to use. But a lot of people are struggling on how to make it work and they experience difficulty in finding the lacking element that should allow their Gmail accounts to send emails using SMTP. Here are the steps that you need to accomplish in order for you to beable to use your Gmail account as email sender for JotForm email alerts:

1) Log in to your Gmail account

2) Go to https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

Google requires the account to have "Less Secure Apps" enabled before it can allow the email account to be accessed by a 3rd party

3) Turn on the access for less secure apps. 



          Once done, you should receive an email regarding the enabling of access for less secure apps.




4) Proceed to My Account Settings. Or you can visit this link directly: https://www.jotform.com/myaccount/settings

 5) Click the Add Sender Email button




6) Enter the following information:

          Email Address:  [your email address]
 
          SMTP Details:
          Hostname: smtp.gmail.com
          Port: 587
          Username: [your gmail address]
          Password: [your gmail password]
          Security Protocol: TLS



7) Click the Save button

Once done, it should let you send JotForm email alerts using your Gmail account.

 


1 Comment...


   
bdirdiv_ddec (October 20, 2016 at 12:29 AM)

Hello i try this procedure but no changing all notification are sending from noreply.jotform
Please Help me

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