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“SMTP Error: Could not authenticate”

I had to install WP-Mail-Bank in one of my WordPress pages/blogs/store, so it can send emails to *people* 🙂

I was getting “SMTP Error: Could not authenticate”  on the test email tab.

I had to went to https://accounts.google.com/b/0/DisplayUnlockCaptcha and continue with this request. This gives us a 10min window to connect to Google in an *unsecure* way. Google detects the connection and allow it for the future.

Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3949824/smtp-error-could-not-authenticate-in-phpmailer

gmail SMTP server and those kinda sh*ts

To send emails using Gmail:

SMTP Host: smtp.gmail.com
SMTP Port: 587
SSL Protocol: OFF
TLS Protocol: ON
SMTP Username: (your Gmail username – email -)
SMTP Password: (your Gmail password)

To receive mail from Gmail

POP3 Host: pop.gmail.com
POP3 Port: 995
TLS Protocol: ON
POP3 Username: (your Gmail username – email -)
POP3 Password: (your Gmail password)