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GMAIL is a popular free email service that is easy to setup:

Set the following values on the Configuration > Setup E-mail page:

Mail Server DNS: smtp.gmail.com
Mail Server Username: yourgmailaddress@gmail.com
Mail Server Password: [Your Gmail Password]
Mail Server TCP Port: 587
Mail Server Requires SSL:Yes
Receipt Email sends from (Email Address): sales@yourdomain.com
Receipt Email sends from (Name): Your Company Name
New Order Notifications send to (EMail Address): sales@yourdomain.com
New Order Notifications send to (Name): Your Company Name
New Order Notifications send from (EMail Address): sales@yourdomain.com
New Order Notifications send from (Name): Your Company Name


With Google GMAIL, you also need to make sure that the site is allowed to access the SMTP, by following these steps:

1) Log in to your Google account

2) Go to "My Account"

3) Under the section "Sign-in & Security", select "Connected apps & sites"

4) Ensure that "Allow less secure apps" is ON


Troubleshooting "Password Incorrect":

For a full list of possible causes of this error (if the Username and Password have already been verified as correct), check out THIS GMAIL ARTICLE.


If after disabling 2-step Verification and enabling 'Allow less secure apps', you're still having Authentication errors, it may be that your website has already been blocked from accessing the Gmail account. You'll need to let Google know it's you; 
- Google Account Settings (My Account) > Sign-in & security
- Device activity & security events; Click 'Review Events' and locate the device that was trying to connect, typically identified as 'Unknown Device' and from the area of your web hosts Data Center. If you're not sure where your host's data center is you may need to check with them.
- Click the 'Unknown Device' link and select 'Yes, that was me'

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