Updated On
July 7, 2024

How to Connect Sendy with Gmail for Email Marketing

If you're looking to leverage the power of email marketing, Sendy is an excellent tool that can help you send newsletters, manage subscribers, and track your campaigns. Integrating Sendy with Gmail can further streamline your process, allowing you to use Gmail's reliable SMTP servers for sending emails. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to connect Sendy with Gmail effectively.

Step-by-Step Guide to Connect Sendy with Gmail

Step 1: Prerequisites

Before you start, ensure you have the following:

- A running instance of Sendy installed on your server.
- A Gmail account.
- SMTP access to your Gmail account (you may need to enable this in your Gmail settings).

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Step 2: Enable SMTP in Gmail

1. **Enable "Less Secure Apps"**: To allow Sendy to connect to Gmail’s SMTP server, you might need to enable access for less secure apps.
  - Go to your Google Account Settings.
  - Navigate to the "Security" tab.
  - Scroll down to "Less secure app access" and turn it on.

2. **Generate an App Password** (if you have 2-Step Verification enabled):
  - Go to your Google Account Security page.
  - Under "Signing in to Google," select "App passwords."
  - Generate an app password and note it down; you will use this instead of your regular password for SMTP settings.

Step 3: Configure Sendy to Use Gmail’s SMTP Server

1. Login to Sendy: Access your Sendy installation by logging in with your admin credentials.

2. Navigate to Settings: In the top menu, click on “Settings.”

3. Enter SMTP Details:
  - SMTP Host: `smtp.gmail.com`
  - SMTP Port: `587` (for TLS) or `465` (for SSL)
  - SMTP Username: Your full Gmail address (e.g., `youremail@gmail.com`)
  - SMTP Password: Your Gmail password or the app password you generated.

4. Save Changes: Click “Save Settings” to apply the changes.

Step 4: Test Your Setup

1. Send a Test Email: Go to your Sendy dashboard and create a test email campaign.
2. Check Deliverability: Send the email to a test address and verify that it arrives successfully in the inbox.

Troubleshooting Tips

- Authentication Errors: If you encounter authentication errors, double-check your username and password. If you’re using 2-Step Verification, ensure you’re using the app password.
- Connection Issues: Ensure your server can connect to Gmail’s SMTP server. Sometimes, firewall settings can block outbound connections on SMTP ports.
- Less Secure App Access: Make sure that access for less secure apps is enabled in your Google account settings.


Connecting Sendy with Gmail is a straightforward process that can enhance your email marketing efforts by leveraging Gmail’s reliable SMTP servers. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly integrate the two and start sending your campaigns with confidence. Whether you're a small business owner or a seasoned marketer, this integration can help you manage your email communications more effectively.

Happy emailing!


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By following these steps, you can ensure a smooth integration of Sendy with Gmail, paving the way for efficient and effective email marketing campaigns.