When adding a Gmail account to Linnworks (for setting up email notifications), there is an error message returned for the test email.
The most common issue is 2-step verification blocking access to your Gmail account. In this case, simply using the email and password in the account settings will not work. 2-Step verification requires an App Password to be generated for each application with which you want to use this email account.
In order to correctly authenticate a Gmail account in Linnworks, please do the following:
- Go to your Google Account.
- On the left navigation panel, click Security.
- On the Signing into Google panel, click App passwords.
Note: If you can't get to the page, then 2-Step Verification is:
- Not set up for your account
- Set up for security keys only
- At the bottom, click Select app and choose the app you’re using.
- Click Select app, Other (Custom Name) and give it a name (e.g. Linnworks).
- Click Generate.
Once the password is generated, you can proceed with the instructions on the screen and paste the 16-digit password into the Password field of the Add/Edit Account screen in Linnworks.
For Gmail SMTP settings, refer here.
For more information, please refer to Google Account Help