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[resolved] Gmail sent hack attempt warning (4 posts)

  1. robbyaz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, I set up correctly, but it said "SMTP Error: Could not authenticate."

    I checked my Gmail account anyways... and Google had sent me an email saying that someone had used an application to try and sign in, and they had blocked the attempt.

    Any advice?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-wp-smtp/

  2. emeraldjava
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey,

    I think we've the same issue with out gmail based email account. We're getting the same

    "SMTP Error: Could not authenticate."

    message now. Would be interested in any workaround.

    Regards,
    P

  3. wpecommerce
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, when you see this message you need to unblock it (follow the instructions in that message). This is an additional level of security in Gmail to block any unknown sign up attempt. Until you unblock it from your Gmail account the plugin won't be able to authenticate with the Gmail server.

  4. emeraldjava
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We this working by using the local smtp server of our host rather than the gmail smtp server in our config.

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