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Fathima Fas-ha
Fathima Fas-ha
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Hi there!

Following error occured when attempting to send test email: SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.

CLIENT -> SERVER: EHLO localhost CLIENT -> SERVER: STARTTLS CLIENT -> SERVER: EHLO localhost CLIENT -> SERVER: AUTH LOGIN CLIENT -> SERVER: ZmFzaGFmYWhteUBnbWFpbC5jb20= CLIENT -> SERVER: ZmFobXkyMDE5QGdhbGxl SMTP ERROR: Password command failed: 535-5.7.8 Username and Password not accepted. Learn more at 535 5.7.8 https://support.google.com/mail/?p=BadCredentials w3sm120677579pge.8 - gsmtp SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.CLIENT -> SERVER: QUIT SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,820 Points

Did you turn on "Less secure app access" on your gmail account?

I use a separate gmail account for this, to make sure any of my real gmail accounts don't get messed up.

2 Answers

Ryan Thacker
Ryan Thacker
4,201 Points

Change to STARTTLS

John Nguyen
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John Nguyen
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What if you got STARTTLS on with port 587. but still get errors?

CLIENT -> SERVER: EHLO localhost
CLIENT -> SERVER: STARTTLS
SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.CLIENT -> SERVER: QUIT
SMTP ERROR: QUIT command failed: SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.
Ryan Thacker
Ryan Thacker
4,201 Points

Sounds like your smtp settings are incorrect, what email are you using?