Sending emails using Gmail SMTP
It is possible to add any ImprovMX alias as a sending email on Gmail. Free and reliable.
It only takes a minute to setup! Any questions? Contact us.
Just so you know…This feature relies on an older Google functionality that could be discontinued at any time. It also adds a ‘via gmail.com’ note to your emails which might not seem as professional.
Our premium plans include a custom SMTP service that avoids these issues. With ImprovMX SMTP, you won’t have to worry about unexpected changes from Google or unprofessional email notations.
Make sure you have 2FA enabled
For this method to work, you need to have two factor authentification enabled for your Google account. If it’s not, follow the link below and set it up.Enable 2FA for your Google account
Create an App Password
Google will verify your ownership with this app password. Select “Other (Custom name)” under app, and type “ImprovMX alias” as the name. Hit “Generate”. Copy and keep for later!Create an app password
Add your email to Gmail
Go to Gmail -> Settings -> Accounts and Import. Then, select “Add another email address you own” under Aliases.
Fill in your sender’s information
Set your forwarded email (your alias) and your sender’s name. Untick “treat as an alias”.
Fill in your email informations
SMTP is smtp.gmail.com, port is right already.
Username is your gmail address (incl. @gmail.com)
Password is the password you generated on Step 2.
Leave TLS enabled as is.
You will receive an email from Gmail asking you to confirm ownership with a code. Open the link, click Confirm, and you are all set!
Send emails from your alias
Now you can just select your alias in the list when you compose a new message.