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trouble sending test e-mail
« on: May 02, 2016, 01:56:14 am »
EDIT:  Ok... in classic tech-support fashion. Typing a long question about my problem (and undoing and redoing the access for less secure apps setting) has allowed the test e-mail to come through.

Will update if there are further problems.



Hi all, thanks in advance for any help.

I've had trouble for a while now getting the test e-mail to send (via under the alarm tasks tab no matter what settings I use.

I've tried not specifying a port (results in ERROR: connect timed out), and also specifying ports 25 (results in ERROR: connect timed out) and 465 (results in ERROR: Connection Closed Gracefully).

Not getting anywhere under any combination of settings, I then specified port 587. This results in Error 5.7.14, a lot of random characters, and a Please log in via your web brower and then try again. Learn more at yp9sm400255561pab.42 - gsmtp.

Following those instructions, I see that gmail has blocked the app for security reasons. I went ahead to allow gmail to allow access for less secure apps ( and received a confirmation e-mail that this setting had been changed. Despite this, trying to send the test e-mail via Pira CZ just results in the same message about logging in with a browser and with the same URL.

Again, currently I have both from/to set to my personal gmail account.
SMTP server is set to
Authentication and SSL are both checked.
Username and password are both correct.

Can anyone suggest how to get this to work?

Thank you.



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Re: trouble sending test e-mail
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 10:23:25 am »
The Silence Detector works normally for me with the gmail smtp account.

Outgoing SMTP server must be filled as
The From field must be equal to the Username (full email address)
The Requires authentication and SSL boxes must be checked
The gmail must be configured in order to accept "less secure" applications.

If you have still problems with gmail, just don't use it.