Gmail will stop supporting less secure sign in


ass announced by Google (Less secure apps & your Google Account - Google Account Help) from May 30, 2022, ​​it will no longer be possible to use Gmail using only your username and password.
At least for me, but I would say also many others, this will impact the OJS/OMP installations as using the Gmail email service.

Do you have any idea how to solve this issue, besides changing the email provider?

Regards, Primož

Hi all,

There is a bit of experimentation with using OAuth to authenticate with gmail here:

More generally I recommend using a service for email sending other than gmail. Your web host should generally provide an SMTP service, and it’ll be less quirky than gmail – for example, gmail forces all outgoing messages to be From: the gmail account holder, which may not be what you want.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team