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How to fix Gmail SMTP's 'Please log in via your web browser and then try again'

Jan 26, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to fix Gmail SMTP's 'Please log in via your web browser and then try again'

SMTP configuration has always been an annoying task, especially for the inexperienced engineers. Needless to say, setting up mail server from scratch is a whole other beast. Today’s focus is resolving Gmail SMTP’s Please log in via your web browser and then try again error.

Prerequisites

  • Google Account

Solution(s)

Step 1. Enable Access for less secure apps by following the official guide: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

Step 2. Authorize access for your hosted application server, by visiting the following link:
https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

Step 3 (Optional). Last but not least, if both steps above (1, 2) doesn’t work for you, change / update your password.

Conclusion

Probably a bias opinion, but SMTP-wise I prefer self-hosted solution or SendGrid over Google.
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