October 2015

Using your Gmail account for sending automated SMTP emails


Blogging just tad short of a full year, oh well...

Anyways, I today came back to the admin section of my website after a loooong time and noticed automated email alerts from the site (for example comment notification emails) have been failing for sometime. The site uses a Google Apps account to dispatch emails, and I din't thought anything had changed on the account for smtp email delivery from the site to fail.

I tried sending a test email and got this error in my site logs (email addresses changed for obvious reasons):