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Sending email using your Gmail account

You can send email from Direct Mail through your Gmail account. Please be aware that Google imposes strict limits on the amount of email you can send through your Gmail account.

Instead of Gmail SMTP, e3 Delivery Service is the faster, easier way to send your email.

Here's how to send email through your Gmail account:

  1. Choose Direct Mail > Preferences from the menu bar.
  2. Click Accounts
  3. Click the "+" sign at the bottom of the window to create a new account.
  4. Enter "smtp.gmail.com" as the SMTP Server
  5. Enter "587" as the Port
  6. Check the "Use SSL" and "Server requires authentication" checkboxes.
  7. Enter your full Gmail email address in the User field.
  8. Enter your password in the Password field.
  9. Close the window.

Now, when you send a message, select your Gmail account from the "Send Using" popup menu.

Limitations

Gmail currently allows no more than 100 emails to be sent per hour, and no more than 500 emails per 24 hour period (as of March 14, 2013). If you need to send more than that, please try our e3 Delivery Service for a faster, easier way to deliver your email.

Two-Step Authentication

If you have two-step authentication enabled for your Google account, you will need to generate an app-specific password for use with Direct Mail. You can generate an app-specific password by signing in to your Google and following their instructions. Once you have the app-specific password, enter it into Direct Mail's SMTP settings.

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