I want to use Review preset in my workflow but i have problem with Email notification settup.
My SMTP setting is:
Server Address: Smtp.gmail.com
Port: 465 / Use SSL: Tick
User name: My Gmail user name
Password: My Gmail Password
But, when i Test it the reply is : Unable to connect to the Email server
and I have the Status Detail from workflow: Review node e-mail notification failure due to network outage
Please help me to fix this error to use Gmail in Review Preset !!!
Thank you Very much !
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I am using FFCore 6.1.3. To use a gmail email address use the Core Configure Utility and follow the prompts-- see below.
Thank you David,
My FFCore Version is 6.1.0 and it haven't got this setting in FFCore Configure. I will upgrade to 6.1.3 to find it later.
Thank you again :)
I don't know anything about freeflow... so correct me if I'm wrong... but...
... if this is gmail smtp, would you not use port 587?
Do you try it with your FFcore ?
I search the Google for it:
|Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server|
Requires SSL: Yes
Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
Requires Authentication: Yes
Port for SSL: 465
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
The problem is, i try others port but I stll fail to connecting to mail server .
Luckily, because this problem i found some another way to use Gmail, like using Mail Alert :)
No, I do not use FFcore.
I had tested 465/SSL in the past and could not get it to work either. I was under the impression that 465/SSL was no longer supported. And that the newer 587/TLS was the currently supported port and encryption.
There are many other settings (not documented) that I have learned that must be set correctly for gmail (and many other smtp vendors) to work correctly. And these requirements change once in awhile.
I'm not sure what you mean when you say "mail alert" or how that relates to smtp.
I don't know anything about FFcore or have a use for it. I just stumbled on your thread, and thought that I might learn something. Which was why I posted the comment.
:) Dear Andy,
Email notification is very usefull in some case like customer need a Proof file to checking errors or need Report files,... Automatically !
I'm very happy when you have interesting about this topic :) after searching about this problem i have some knowledge to share with you:
- May be in this case we have to put Email passwords by Use 16-digit App password instead of Gmail password in https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords (using email on window computer)
- The full name of applycation is '' Mail Alert Simple Mailer '' we can use this like Blat in some topic of this forum to make an external process to sent Email (Gmail in this case).
Thank you !
I am using FFC 6.1.5 and sign in with Google through the Freeflow Configure like you show does work fine for me also. And the email notifications do work and the reset password link also.
When linking to FFC, Gmail does require you to grant access, after this box has been selected, you will get a security alert email.
Great sharing DavidU54339-XRX , thank you.