Google's new app password, email no longer working
  • I tried setting up SS with Google's security that generates a specialized PW for an app.

    My settings are:

    SMTP server
    smtp.gmail.com (with and without :465)
    myemail@gmail.com
    ALERT
    myemail@gmail.com
    (special PW created by google)
    Explicit

    I'm wondering if google is looking for the subject line to match in order to use the PW? How does Google know the email is triggered by SS? Unless...it's coming from my, to me so therefore doesn't need the special PW.

    I'm using the PW because I was getting emails that I had an unsecured app that had access to gmail.

    thoughts appreciated
  • I've just tested this and it's working for me. The settings you describe seem correct, but there must be some configuration problem somewhere.

    When you generate an app password, google gives you a 16-digit password. Make sure you are entering this correctly, with no spaces. The "From" name can be anything you like, so "ALERT" should be fine. You don't need to enter a port number with the SMTP server address (just smtp.gmail.com).

    When you click the "Test" button under Preferences -> Email in SecuritySpy, what is the error or message displayed?

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