Important update for Gmail SMTP Relay through Google

Dear Gibbon Community,

As of June 15, 2024, the use of Less Secure Apps along with plain password authentication will no longer be supported by Google. This means if you are using Gmail SMTP Relay via to send email from Gibbon, you will need to use an App Password to continue sending email. Please see our updated documentation for instructions about how to enable 2FA on your email account and add an App Password: SMTP Instructions.

Luckily, the above steps are easy to take and don’t require any code changes. However, in future versions we will still be looking into adding alternate options, such as mailing using Service Accounts and using API mailing services such as Amazon SES, Mailgun, and Mandril, to ensure schools have a variety of email sending options to work with.

Thanks! Give a shout with any questions.