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  • Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to send email using a Gmail account, this is how I write it.


    Code:
    dim ps as p
    email_smtp_open(ps, "smtp.gmail.com" , 465 , "[email protected]" , "EmailPassword" , "SSL" )

    I was testing this connection in an Interactive Window, and I received an email from Google saying a sign-in attempt was prevented.
    GoogleEmail.png


    I tried using a different Gmail account, regardless of company's email or personal email, I get the "Sign-In attempt prevented" email from Google.
    Is there any setting's in Alpha that I've missed out ??

    Please help.


    Thanks

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    Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

    Hi ,

    I'm using A5V12 Build 2999-4519

    Thanks

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    • #3
      Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

      You're getting this message because Google is nice and secure. Did you follow the Learn more link? The link describes why you're getting this message and what do to about it.

      If you want to, you can make access to your gmail account less secure by going to... https://myaccount.google.com/security

      Scroll down to the bottom... Connected Apps and Sites... and then in the section Allow less secure apps... turn this on. Your XBasic code will then return .T. from the smtp call.

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      • #4
        Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

        Hi David,

        Yup, but because the email address will be replaced by my client's gmail account, so I'm not allowed to change their security settings.

        Is there any other way for this to work, other than changing gmail account security ??


        Thank you.

        Jim

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        • #5
          Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

          Not that I know of. Use Mandrill instead. Nicely integrated into Alpha and gmail likes it. There are some videos on it's setup and use.

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          • #6
            Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

            Originally posted by username1234 View Post
            Is there any other way for this to work, other than changing gmail account security ??
            Yes, you can use Alphas Nodejs integration. Install proper node packet, write a javascript exports.handler function to node_services folder and call that function using xbasic.
            You can get it work with server or if you need also without server using just developer.

            Little extra learning...

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            • #7
              Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

              That'd be cool. Could you detail what node packet would need to be installed and what the exports.handler function code would look like?

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              • #8
                Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

                office365
                Last edited by kkfin; 12-07-2015, 04:26 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

                  Ken, given your correct gmail account and pw, does this code successfully send an email for you without Gmail account settings changed to allow less secure apps?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

                    office365
                    Last edited by kkfin; 12-07-2015, 04:26 PM. Reason: Why not

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                    • #11
                      Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

                      Originally posted by kkfin View Post
                      Yes, you can use Alphas Nodejs integration. Install proper node packet, write a javascript exports.handler function to node_services folder and call that function using xbasic.
                      You can get it work with server or if you need also without server using just developer.

                      Little extra learning...
                      I wondered why Gmail would treat an SMTP connection from Node.js any differently that any other SMTP connection. I'll confirm it doesn't. I'm afraid the code, as welcome as it is "this one time", wasn't tested before posting with the original premise of Gmail and so it's not quite a "ready solution" regardless of the missed point of this forum.

                      nodemailer does support XOauth2... more info here http://adilapapaya.com/docs/nodemailer/ but OAuth2 is a bit of a process as it involves multiple calls, tokens, and secret keys. This from the nodemailer doc...
                      XOAUTH2 authentication and token generation support - useful with Gmail

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                      • #12
                        Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

                        office365
                        Last edited by kkfin; 12-07-2015, 04:27 PM. Reason: why not

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                        • #13
                          Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

                          I'm afraid your code, as a posted solution to the Gmail access security issue, doesn't work. It produces exactly the same results. I guess I don't understand why you hadn't tested it before posting it as a solution. If you think about it, it couldn't work. Gmail is set up as it is. Sending it SMTP via one facility, or another, wouldn't make a bit of difference. It's going to refuse it across the board.

                          Also this, from the nodemailer docs...

                          You may need to "Allow Less Secure Apps" in your gmail account (it's all the way at the bottom). You also may need to "Allow access to your Google account"

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                            Re: Error I encountered when using email_smtp_open

                            office365
                            Last edited by kkfin; 12-07-2015, 04:27 PM.

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