How to Setup Gmail SMTP Settings for Sending Emails?

Gmail SMTP Settings

If you are trying to use your gmail account with any desktop email clients, apps or mobile devices, you need to configure Gmail SMTP settings properly. In this article, we’re going to cover Gmail SMTP settings and their features.

Every Google Gmail account comes with Free Gmail SMTP Server which allows you to use their SMTP server to send emails using your favorite email clients like Outlook, Apple mail, Thunderbird and etc.

The Default Gmail SMTP Settings

  • Gmail SMTP server address:

  • Gmail SMTP username: Your Gmail address (e.g.

  • Gmail SMTP password: Your Gmail password

  • Gmail SMTP port (TLS): 587

    Gmail SMTP port (SSL): 465

    Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL Required: YES

Gmail SMTP Security Features

You can connect to Gmail mail servers using SMTP, SSL/TLS. If you connect using SMTP, you can only send mail to Gmail or G Suite users; if you connect using SSL/TLS, you can send mail to anyone. We suggest you to use SSL/TLS for sending emails.

Also, Google limits number of emails you can send through SMTP to 2000 emails per day.

You can also set up additional security features like two-step verification with Gmail.

If you send emails through the Gmail SMTP server, you can leverage Gmail security, virus and spam protection features that comes along with every Gmail account.


In the above article we explained how to setup Gmail SMTP settings on your mobile or desktop based email clients.

There are lot of additional features you can implement with Gmail too.

Anyway, let’s just use above settings and see how it goes.

If you get into trouble with above instructions please don’t hesitate to contact FastWebHost support team and they will be glad to assist you.

  • by Raju
  • |
  • March 4, 2017
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