Set up Gmail as mail server in OpManager

OpManager allows you to configure Gmail as the SMTP server to send alert notifications, scheduled reports and more.

Important Note: Prior to mail server configuration, go through this mandatory check list to avoid connection issues.

To set it up as your mail server, follow the simple steps below.

Step 1: Go to Settings tab.
Step 2: Select Basic Settings → Mail server settings in the left pane.
Step 3: It is recommended to use Gmail SMTP server settings and not use IMAP or POP configurations.
Step 4: Enter as the Server Name and the Port number as 465 [SSL] or 587 [TLS]. Enter Timeout in the range of 60-300 (sec).
Step 5: In the From Email ID field, enter the Gmail address from which the mail should be sent.
Step 6: In the To Email ID field, enter the receiver's email address. If you want to enter multiple email addresses, separate them using comma.
Step 7: In Authentication Details, provide the Gmail credentials of the email that was entered in the From Email ID field. 

  • User Name: Enter your Gmail user name.
  • Password: Enter Gmail's App-Specific Password

Step 8: Select SSL/TLS in Secure Connection Details.
Step 9: Send Test Mail to check the configuration.
Step 10: Click Save.

Note: If 2-step authentication has been enabled in your Gmail account, you will require an app-specific password to receive email alerts from OpManager.

App-Specifc Password:

An App-Specific Password provides a 16-digit passcode, which allows a device or an application to access your Google Account. To obtain the 16 digit code, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Sign-in to your GMail account from your web browser.
  2. TURN OFF Less secure apps access from this link.
    • TURN ON 2-Step Verification by clicking on this link.
    • Create an App-Password:
      • Go to your Google account
      • Select Security. Under "Signing in to Google" select App Passwords.
      • At the bottom, choose Select app -> Other (Custom name) and enter any name of your choice.
      • Click the Generate button. 
      • A 16 digit app password unique to your device is generated. (This code can be regenerated)

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    • Copy this 16 digit code and paste it in the Password field of OpManager Mail Server Settings.


Allow less secure apps

If you are unable to perform the two-step verification, follow this alternate option.

    • After signing into your Gmail, go to this link and make sure Less Secure Apps is TURNED ON.
    • You can now enter your Gmail password in OpManager Mail Server Settings instead of the 16 digit code. Click Save.



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