This issue is about improving this FAQ: How do I send Piwik emails using Gmail SMTP server?
While setting it up today, I noticed that i was getting an error when sending a scheduled report
An error occured while sending 'HTML Email Report - 2.2015-08-20.101.en.html' to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<a class='mention' href='https://github.com/gmail'>@gmail</a>.com. Error was '5.7.14 <https://accounts.google.com/ContinueSignIn?sarp=1&scc=1&plt=AKgnsbucv 5.7.14 -v6FnaqYk_3-5- 5.7.14 UQGVqm7Gvg1qMTL70m9YF2_kcoVxK-eN_d9aPG5hrzzCtiG 5.7.14 5edES-qhoae2YHyGn3bqFQnBQ 5.7.14 8BFlMxvMs_RBCEP62jWESOR-fuYk> Please log in via your web browser and 5.7.14 then try again. 5.7.14 Learn more at 5.7.14 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/78754 cd16sm31949626wib.19 - gsmtp'<a href='/0'>#0</a> [internal function]
To resolve this issue I had to go to:
Allow less secure appto
I didn't have to do this I think. Did you use
ssl and port
Did you use ssl and port 465?
yes, strange you didn't have to do this. I should try with another gmail account if I can reproduce
To avoid this in the future and properly support using Google's SMTP, perhaps Piwik could implement OAuth 2: https://developers.google.com/gmail/oauth_overview?hl=en
The FAQ could link to:
Steps to enable "less-secure" apps:
If anyone else experiences this, please leave a comment!
I'm running tests to send my first set of patches and I had to enable "less secure apps access" to be able to send the patches with git-send-mail through gmail (to my personal account, just testing, as I said).
Old thread, but still an open issue, so I figured I would respond and keep it alive.
At least for me this is still an issue. Would love to be able to keep the security on my GAPPS account, rather then use less secure setting.
I've tested port 465 SSL and 587 TLS, to smtp.gmail.com using Login. But no joy.
I had a look and https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer would solve this issue. We could use it from Piwik 3 as it requires PHP 5.4 to use it. Here is explanation. Could be actually quite easy to implement and to switch to this library . More infos https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/wiki/Using-Gmail-with-XOAUTH2
That would be a great addition to Piwik from my perspective.
Top job guys!