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cant send emails using my gmail address

  • Posted August 11, 2014

my application is running on digitalocean. i am sending emails using my gmail address. however email delivery fails complaining about authentication exception or something. the same code works fine from localhost. password, smtp port, etc is configured correctly

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@mimchiang: Are you supplying the correct credentials for your gmail account? Can you post the exact error that you’re getting?

HI I have a similar problem. I get Net::SMTPAuthenticationError: 534-5.7.14 <https://accounts.google.com/ContinueSignIn?sarp=1&scc=1&plt=

Still isn’t solved. I’m thinking this has something to do with some DO setup?

i dont even see stack traces anymore. its just that the email does not get sent out

That “or something” might be important. =) Could you provide the full error messages?


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Sounds like a relay issue. Normally you would not want email sent from a non-local address to be relayed so your mail server is probably just doing the right thing and rejecting it. You’ll have to whitelist the host/IP address that you are trying to send from in your mailserver ACLs.

Without info on what software you’re using and where things are, I can’t be more specific.