How to setup Default Email Action?

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asked Oct 10, 2018 in EventSentry Light by taetae (160 points)
I want an email notification to be sent from my Gmail account to another Gmail account. Under the Default Email tab in actions, I entered both sender's and recipient email address. Under Primary Email Server(SMTP), I entered, Port: 465, and TLS and then username and password of my Gmail account.

But Sending a test email always returns an error "Unable to Send, Mail Server Responded: SMTP Protocol error 530 5.5.1"

Tried enabling imap and pop of both gmails and everything I could find on the internet.

I think the problem is with authentication, The username and password should be of the smtp server, and not of my gmail account is what I think, but I don't know how to find that either.

Please help.

1 Answer

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answered Oct 10, 2018 by Steven Flowers (2,320 points)
selected Oct 10, 2018 by taetae
Best answer


In your Gmail settings have you tried to allow less secure apps?  Google deems anything that isn't a mail client a "less secure app", so have you tried the following:

  1. Go to the Less secure apps section of your Google Account.
  2. Turn on Allow less secure apps. If you don't see this setting, your administrator might have turned off less secure app account access.

Also, you'll need to use the username/password of your Gmail account to be able to use Gmail to send with EventSentry. 


commented Oct 10, 2018 by taetae (160 points)
Aaah! This was the problem. Can't thank you enough. Have been trying to work this out for so long. Thank you.
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