Using Google’s free smtp server

Using Google’s free smtp server

Google’s GMail offers a free SMTP server which can be used by anyone who has a GMail account.

If you don’t have a GMail account, you can create one at the GMail account creation page. (

Then all you need to do is configure your mail client to use GMail for outgoing mail server. The details you should use are:

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server:
Use Authentication: Yes
Use Secure Connection: Yes (this can be TLS or SSL depending on your mail client)
Username: your GMail account
Password: your GMail password
Port: 465 or 587


extra :

Log in to your Gmail account.
Click ‘Settings’ along the top of any page, and then select the ‘Accounts’ tab.
Click ‘Add another email address’ in the ‘Send mail as:’ section.
Enter your full name in the ‘Name:’ field, and the email address you’d like to send messages from in the ‘Email address:’ field.
Click ‘Next Step >>,’ and then click ‘Send Verification’ to complete the process. Gmail will send a verification message to your other email address to confirm that you’d like to add it to your Gmail account.
Now go to your e-mail client software to setup your e-mail account.
Under e-mail address, use one of the verified e-mails you’ve added to your Gmail account.
Under outgoing mail smtp server, use Since it requires SMTP authorization, use your Gmail account as username (e.g. and your Gmail password as password. You can turn TSL on or off.

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