Free SMTP server using gmail

How to use a free SMTP server that is accessible from anywhere, using your gmail account?
This may be useful if you are at a location where there is internet, but no (known) SMTP server as is the case for many public wifi networks, or when you are using your neighbour's wifi signal.

gmail smtp server details:

  • server: smtp.gmail.com
  • username: your gmail user name
  • password: the one from your gmail account
  • encryption: TLS
  • port: 465 or 587

If you want the email to appear to be sent from a different e-mail address than the gmail one, you can change this as follows:

  • log in to gmail
  • go to settings->accounts
  • add a new email address
  • set it as default address
  • choose the option: "always reply from default address"
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