How to Setup Gmail smtp | Send bulk emails

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Setup Gmail smtp | Send bulk emails

Setup Gmail SMTP with this simple to follow step by step process. Gmail SMTP (Gmail Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) allows you to send emails using your Gmail account through a third-party email client, program or service. Setting up Gmail SMTP can be useful for automating emails, sending bulk emails, using a different email program, or sending emails from your website. In this guide, we will walk you through the various steps on how to set up Gmail SMTP with ease and start sending bulk emails from your Gmail account in no time.

What is Gmail SMTP?

Gmail SMTP (Gmail Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a protocol used to send email messages between servers. Email systems that send mail over the Internet use SMTP to send messages from one server to another, and to deliver messages to local mail clients like Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo mail or Apple Mail. In the case of Gmail, Gmail SMTP is the protocol used to send email messages from your Gmail account using a third-party email client, program or service. By configuring your email client, program or service to use Gmail SMTP, you can send emails from your Gmail account through that client, program or service.

What is Gmail Email Sending Limit?

Before we go ahead on how to create a Gmail SMTP it would be very necessary to know their sending limits.

According to Google, they place limits on users sending email messages to keep their credibility, system health and safety.

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Google also states that sending limits changes over time without prior notice and is based on 24 hours rolling period.

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Gmail’s Email Sending Limit

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Step by step process on how to setup gmail smtp

In order to set up your Gmail SMTP you need to do a couple of things such as turning on two-step authentication and creating an app password in your Google account.

STEP 1:

How to turn on two step authentication in your google account

Make sure you already have google account if not Click here —How to create a gmail account without phone number verification

  1. Visit Google.com or open your chrome browser and Sign in into your Google Account.
Sign In into Google
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   2. Click on your Account Logo

Click on your google account logo
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   3. Click on ‘Manage Your Google Account’.

Click manage your google account
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   4. Click on ‘Security’

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    5. Scroll down to locate ‘Two-step verification’ and click on it

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   6. Scroll down and Click on ‘Get Started

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Note: You need to verify with your account password

   7. Scroll and click on ‘Continue’.

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  8. Select your Country. Type in your phone number in the space provided and click ‘Send’

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Note: You can verify your phone number either through text message or phone call, in my case I chose ‘text message’.

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   9. A six digit PIN code will be sent to your phone number, enter it in the space provided and click ‘Send

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   10. Click on ‘Turn on’ to turn on the two-step verification.

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Two-step verification is successfully turned ON.

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STEP 2:

How to create an app password in your google account

Navigate to ‘Manage your Google Account

  1. Click on ‘App passwords
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Note: Verify with your google account’s password

   2. Click on ‘Select app’ and select ‘Other (custom name)

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   3. Enter a name for your app password (Choose any name you want). In my case I entered ‘Gmail SMTP

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   4. Click on ‘Generate’ 

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 A window will pop up on your screen with your app password as seen in Image 17

App Password created
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STEP 3:

Your Gmail SMTP Details

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Change the Gmail SMTP username to your Gmail address and change the password to your App password as seen in Image 19

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How to test your Gmail SMTP

   1. Visit smtper.net

   2. Fill in the form;

        (i) SMTP host: Enter Gmail’s SMTP server address (smtp.gmail.com)

        (ii) Port: Enter 587 (TLS – Transport Layer Security)

Note: Why TLS (Transport Layer Security) but not SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)? TLS is an advanced version of SSL.

        (iii) Check secure connection

        (iv) Check Authentication

        (v) Login: Enter your Gmail address

        (vi) Password: Enter your newly created app password

        (vii) Email from: Enter the email address you want to send the test email from (It should be your Gmail address)

        (viii) Email to: Enter the email you are going to receive the test email with (You can use any email)

 

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If you get this message, ‘Mail successfully’, then congratulations, go to your inbox and check.

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Test Email Recieved as seen in Image 22

Test Mail received
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To Wrap It All

In conclusion, setting up Gmail SMTP is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps. By following the instructions outlined in this article, you can now send emails from your Gmail account using a third-party email client, program or service. Whether you’re looking to automate emails, use a different email program, or send emails from your website, setup Gmail SMTP to make it easier. With the ability to send emails from your Gmail account, you can take advantage of the many features and tools that Gmail has to offer while also enjoying the flexibility and convenience of a third-party email client, program or service.

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