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Using GMail or Yahoo with Mail Merge or Web Prospect

If you want to use GMail or Yahoo Mail with Mail Merge or Web Prospect there are a few settings on your account that will need to be adjusted.

First, you can't have 2-step authentication enabled on your Gmail account. Second, you need to enable "less secure apps" in your Gmail account.

For Yahoo, you can edit these settings at https://login.yahoo.com/account/security.

For the account settings, you should be using the following for Gmail:

  • SMTP server = smtp.gmail.com
  • SMTP Login Username = your Gmail address
  • SMTP Login Password = your Gmail password
  • From Email Address = your Gmail address
  • Port = 587 with use SSL/TLS checked (on)

For Yahoo Mail, use these settings:

  • POP server = pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • SMTP server = smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Login Username = your Yahoo address
  • Login Password = your Yahoo password
  • POP Port = 995 with use SSL/TLS checked (on)
  • SMTP Port = 587 with use SSL/TLS checked (on)
  • From Email Address = your Yahoo address

If you do not use these settings, you will see a "socket error" when trying to connect to your account when you click the "test mail settings" button.

Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC

803 Creek Overlook, Chattanooga, TN 37415
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