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Author Topic: Changes to Gmail security prevent dcs-5010 from smtp login  (Read 1756 times)


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Changes to Gmail security prevent dcs-5010 from smtp login
« on: July 01, 2015, 12:22:48 PM »

I just got rid of my ftp site and tried to setup my camera to send email to my gmail account.  All the documentation I could find on this was very, very old.  I couldn't get it to authenticate properly.   Finally, I realized, google changed their security a while back.  That was the key- I had to go into my google gmail account and change it to "access for less secure apps has been enabled".  It's still using the standard settings everybody has documented:
smtp server: smtp.gmail.com
smtp server port 587
sender email: <me>@gmail.com
recever email: <me>@gmail.com
username <me>
password <xxxx>

I kept trying different variations on this - but it kept saying the username/password were bad.  I finally changed my google account security to enable less secure apps - and WHAM, it works now.   Just thought I'd post this in case it helps others.  I bet there's a lot of people that don't even know their camera is now failing to send to gmail.
I really don't like making my account login less secure - even though it's still using SSL, there's a reason google enhanced this.  I'm hoping d-link will provide new firmware to allow me to revert back to my more secure login. 


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