How To Smtp Gmail

If you wish to send emails directly from your application or website, using the Gmail SMTP server can be a helpful option. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a communication protocol that allows for the sending of emails, and it can easily be set up with Gmail. This article offers a detailed walkthrough on how to set up SMTP Gmail and ensure its smooth functioning.

1. Configure your Gmail Account

Firstly, you need to configure your Gmail account to work with the application. You’ll want to ensure that you have ‘Less secure app access’ switched on. This can be found under the ‘Security’ section of your Google Account settings. Keep in mind that this could make your account slightly more vulnerable, so it’s recommended to use a separate Gmail account specifically for SMTP purposes.

2. Gather Gmail SMTP Server Information

After setting up your Gmail account, you’ll need the Gmail SMTP server details which are as follows:

  1. SMTP Server:
  2. SMTP Port: 587
  3. SMTP User: Your full Gmail address
  4. SMTP Password: Your Gmail password

3. Implementing SMTP Gmail in your Application

Now that you have your Gmail account configured and the SMTP server details, you’re ready to implement this in your application. Here’s an example with Python:

import smtplib

def send_email(subject, body):
    from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart
    from email.mime.text import MIMEText

    msg = MIMEMultipart()
    msg['From'] = '[email protected]'
    msg['To'] = '[email protected]'
    msg['Subject'] = subject
    msg.attach(MIMEText(body, 'plain'))

    server = smtplib.SMTP('', 587)
    server.login('[email protected]', 'your-password')
    text = msg.as_string()
    server.send_mail('[email protected]', '[email protected]', text)

In this code, we’re creating an SMTP connection to the Gmail server, logging in with our Gmail account details, and then sending an email with a subject and body.

4. Test the Email Sending Functionality

Finally, test to ensure that the email sending functionality is working as expected. You can do this by calling the function with a unique subject and body.

send_email('Test SMTP Gmail', 'This is a test email sent using Gmail SMTP server.')

If everything has been configured correctly, you should receive an email at the recipient’s address with the subject and body you provided.


Setting up SMTP Gmail is a straightforward process that can greatly enhance the functionality and user experience of your application or website. Always remember to keep security in mind and use a separate Gmail account intended for SMTP purposes. Happy coding!