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#1 2022-10-26 11:56:20

danjfk
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Registered: 2022-10-24
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Using gmail.com's SMTP with (c)XSIBackup

My GMail e-mail account configured to send my (c)XSIBackup e-mail reports is not working any more.

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#2 2022-10-26 12:03:09

admin
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Re: Using gmail.com's SMTP with (c)XSIBackup

GMail.com's support for external apps has experimented some changes since May. Before May this year (2022) you could use a plain password to send e-mail after activating a feature in your GMail profile called "Less Secure Apps". After doing so, your GMail account could be used from any external application, including (c)XSIBackup's SMTP client.

Since that date, the way to accomplish this has changed, although it's still possible to achieve the same result through a new feature called "Application Passwords". This is basically still the same concept, you need to explicitly enable it though, your old "Less Secure Apps" password will not work any more.

We have created a post where we explain how to activate this feature and how to configure your smtpsrvs.conf file. Read GMail Application Passwords to learn how to configure this new Google's feature.

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