Gmail Webmail - Remote SMTP Server - Setup Guide

Important Points

Important: Before proceeding please login to the AuthSMTP Control Panel and enable SSL on your account.
Due to the way Gmail's email systems currently work you have to have SSL enabled on your account for you to be able to send emails through AuthSMTP, otherwise any emails you send may not reach us and you may not get an error message.

Important: You cannot send emails through the Gmail webmail page using your Gmail address, you can only specify a separate SMTP server for emails addresses that do not use or if you use an email program such as Outlook or Thunderbird you can send emails using your Gmail address through AuthSMTP.

  • First you need to make sure the email address(es) you will be sending from have been authorised for your account in our Control Panel .
  • These instructions assume your email account has already been setup and is collecting email correctly.
  • Take a note of any settings you change.
  • Only change the items specified - you should not need to change anything else in your Gmail account.

Step One

  • Login to your Gmail account
  • Click the 'Settings' link in the top right-hand corner of the Window
Gmail - Step 1 - Login to Gmail and click Settings in the right corner of the page

Step Two

  • Click on the 'Accounts' tab
  • Click on 'Add another email address you own'
Gmail - Step 2 - Click Add another email address you own

Step Three

  • Enter your name
  • Enter the email address that you wish to send from, you will need to make sure you have authorised this email address for sending on your AuthSMTP account via the control panel .
  • Click 'Next Step'
Gmail - Step 3 - Enter the name and email address you wish send from through AuthSMTP's outgoing servers

Step Four

  • Click 'Send through SMTP servers'
  • Enter the SMTP server you have been assigned by AuthSMTP
  • Change the 'Port' to 25
  • Enter your AuthSMTP username and password
  • The SSL option should NOT be ticked
  • Click 'Add Account'
Gmail - Step 4 - Enter the AuthSMTP outgoing mail server, change the SMTP Port to 25, enter your AuthSMTP username and password and then click Add Account

Step Five

  • Check the inbox of the email address you are trying to register for the verification email
  • Enter the code when requested and click 'Verify' to complete the process
Gmail - Step 5 - Check your email and enter the verification code to validate your email address, you can now send your email through the authenticated outgoing email relay service.

Step Six

  • Check you are logged in then test to ensure you can send mail correctly
  • All done!