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Why do I get “authentication failed” error when using a gmail account in system config?

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asked Oct 1, 2015 by rich-c-2789 (15,250 points)

I have checked and triple checked that the settings (SMTP Server, Username, Passsword, etc.) are correct but still no luck.

When I log in to my gmail account I have an email from google...

 

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The workaround is to accept the application or device in your Gmail settings.

 

Alternatively, you can change your Gmail settings at your own risk.

 

Another option is to enable an App Password on your Google account, as per the instructions here:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833/sign-in-with-app-passwords?hl=en&authuser=1

answered Oct 1, 2015 by rich-c-2789 (15,250 points)
edited Jun 3, 2021 by jon-t-7005
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