How to connect Gmail account with SMTP/IMAP?

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Learn how to connect your Gmail with SMTP securely and authorize Saleshandy to integrate with your Gmail, in accordance with Google's security guidelines.


Step 1. Enable IMAP settings

Step 2. Enable 2-Step Verification

Step 3. Create an App Password

Step 4. Add a new SMTP account

Step 1: Enable IMAP settings

You can follow these steps:

1. On your computer, open Gmail.

2. Click on Settings in the top right corner

3. Click on See all settings

4. Click the " Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab

5. In the " IMAP Access" section, select "Enable IMAP".

4. Click the " Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab

6. Click Save Changes

Step 2: Enable 2-Step Verification

Enabling 2-Step Verification provides an additional level of security to your Google account and is required to generate an application-specific password.

To enable it, open your Google Account and select Security in the navigation panel.


3. It will prompt you to log in again.

4. Set up your phone for Two Factor authentication

5. Enter the code you’ve received to your phone number to confirm.

6. Once you’ve confirmed click Turn On

2-Factor Verification has been enabled now.

Step 3: Create an App Password

1. Go back to the Security page. and click on App passwords.

  1. To confirm your identity, you will be prompted to enter your password again.
  2. Under App and Device, select "Mail" for the App and "Other (Custom)" for the Device.
  3. For organizational purposes, you can name it "Saleshandy" and then click on "Generate".
  4. An application-specific password will be automatically generated. Make sure to copy and save it in a secure location. Once you've copied the password, click on "DONE".

Step 4. Add a new SMTP account

1. Select 'Google' as a connection option.

2. Select 'App-password'.

3. Add Email address & app password.

4. Test your connections.

5. Click on 'Connect & Save'.

Congratulations on the successful Gmail SMTP setup! 

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