Gmail SMTP Settings for Sending Mail

You Need These SMTP Servers to Send Gmail Messages

Gmail SMTP Settings in MailMate
Gmail SMTP Settings in MailMate.

You need the Gmail SMTP server settings if you want to send email from your Gmail account through an email software program.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), while necessary for all email clients, is not the same for every email provider. Below are the specific details you need to set up SMTP for Gmail.

Note: Remember that in addition to these email server settings, you need to let the email client receive/download mail from your Gmail account too.

There's more information on that at the bottom of this page.

Gmail's Default SMTP Settings

  • Gmail SMTP server address: smtp.gmail.com
  • Gmail SMTP username: Your Gmail address (e.g. example@gmail.com)
  • Gmail SMTP password: Your Gmail password
  • Gmail SMTP port (TLS): 587
  • Gmail SMTP port (SSL): 465
  • Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes

Gmail's Default POP3 and IMAP Settings

Downloading/receiving mail is done through either POP3 or IMAP servers. You can enable that type of access through Gmail's settings, in the Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP screen.

For more information on these settings, check out these links for Gmail's POP3 servers and IMAP servers.