How to set up Gmail SMTP for your Magento Store?

As a developer or a store owner, you need to send emails to your customers after their account registration, newsletter subscription, order completed notification, etc., So, Sending/receiving transactional emails to/from customers is an essential part of running an e-commerce store.

This blog serves as a guide to setting up Gmail SMTP for your Magento store.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the protocol that allows you to send emails from your Magento 2 store through a specific third-party mail SMTP server. All you need is to configure that mail server setting in an extension in Magento without having to do any complex server configuration.

  • With a reliable SMTP server configuration, you can minimize the chances of your emails getting into spam.
  • Emails are delivered instantaneously to their intended recipients without delays.
  • You can easily configure Magento 2 SMTP settings from Magento2 store admin.

Steps involved in setting up Gmail SMTP:

Step 1:

  1. Search and download any SMTP module available in the marketplace
  2. Install the SMTP module in your store

Step 2:

  • Create a Gmail account and login
  • In the Setting page, make some minor changes on Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  • You will turn POP/IMAP on at this step
  • In POP Download, with 1. Status choose Enable POP for all email
  • In MAP Access, choose Enable IMAP
  • Click Save changes at the bottom

Step 3:

In this step, you need to create App Password in Gmail. This is because Google requires that you have 2-step verification enabled before you can set up an application password.

  • Choose Manage Your Google Account. Select Security and then click on Signing in to Google.
  • Proceed with the 2nd step of verification to verify your phone number.
  • Now you would have created the App password.

Step 4:

Now, your next step is to configure SMTP in the admin panel.

  • Go to Settings > Protocols > SMTP and select “Delivery of Email” tab.
  • Enter “” in the Remote Host name field.
  • Enter “465” as the port number.
  • Check “Server requires authentication”.
  • Enter your Google Mail address in the Username field.
  • Enter your Google app password in the password field
  • Check mark “Use SSL”
  • Save all changes.

Now, you will have successfully configured SMTP for your Magento Store. We hope our blog would be handy for you.

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