One can turn on "Less secure app" access for your gmail account, but
I think it turns it back off after some period of time.
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On 9/15/21 4:08 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
# more AA6YQ comments below
+ AA6YQ comments below
I use a iPhone SE generation one running iOS 14.8 on which I
would like to receive text message alerts. My mail client is
Gmail, but I use the Mozilla Thunderbird app to send and receive
mail. I have run into several snags trying to follow the
"Settings for popular email servers <https://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Help/ConfigurationNotifications.htm#Settings
for popular outgoing email servers> " on the "Configuring
SpotCollector for Email Alarm Settings" page. When I use the
"Settings for popular email servers" suggested settings for
Gmail, several problems occur: Using the "Settings for popular
Outgoing email Servers" settings for Gmail fails a test email.
The error message reads "Test message failed: the Outgoing email
Server address or port number is incorrect." Thunderbird's
outgoing server uses the same Gmail settings that don't work. I
note your warnings about needing 2 factor ID. I have enabled
this. I note that I will need app password, though I read
elsewhere that iphones with iOS I am running do not need app
passwords. Nevertheless, because my email test failed, I created
app password. I am unable to use that app password because I'm
unable to find the location on my phone where the app password
instructions say the password must be installed. Finally with
respect to configuring Google account to consider SSL to be
sufficient, I can't find any way to check the status of my
account regarding whether it considers SSL to be sufficient.
Would someone using Gmail please point out my error or talk me
through a successful setup they have used. I'm desperate for the
SMS messages on needed calls and entities.
+ Google has been making changes to the settings required to
access a Gmail account.
+ Google's instructions for configuring your Gmail account to
allow the use of SSL are here:
+ Google's instructions for obtaining an "app password" are
+ Your goal is to enable SpotCollector to send email messages to
your Gmail account. This does not involve either your Mozilla
Thunderbird app or your iPhone.
# The last sentence above should more accurately phrased
"Your goal is to enable SpotCollector to convey outgoing email
messages via Gmail's outgoing mail server using the appropriate
Gmail credentials. This does not involve either your Mozilla
Thunderbird app or your iPhone."