Gmail SMTP settings

If you want to use an email client like Thunderbird or Outlook to send emails from your Gmail address, you need to enter the correct Gmail SMTP settings. While some email clients do this automatically as soon as you enter your login credentials, some require you to enter the info manually. In this article, we will give you the Gmail SMTP settings that you will need to send emails from your favorite email client.

The process is easy, takes less than a minute to do, and requires no technical knowledge whatsoever. All you have to know is the correct settings, which you can check out below.

Gmail SMTP setup settings:

  • SMTP username: Your Gmail address
  • SMTP password: Your Gmail password
  • SMTP server address:
  • Gmail SMTP port (TLS): 587
  • SMTP port (SSL): 465
  • SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes
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Once you add your account to an email client of your choice, the first thing you’ll likely be required to do is enter your email address and password. After that, the Gmail SMTP settings should pop up on your screen. When they do, just enter the info you see above.

In case you don’t see them, you’ll have to open your account settings and do some digging. They are located in a different place depending on the email client you’re using, but they should be relatively easy to find.

Just keep in mind that the Gmail SMTP settings do have a sending limit, which is in place to prevent spamming. You can only send a total of 500 emails per day, which is probably more than enough for the average user. Hopefully, this article has been helpful in getting you up to speed on the correct Gmail SMTP settings that you will need to send emails to others via third-party email clients.