How to configure Email Notifications when using Gmail or Google Apps Mail

KB ID: 1974
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication;Veeam Availability Orchestrator
Version: All
Last Modified: 2019-02-01


You need to configure email notifications to be sent to a Gmail or Google Apps Mail account.


For Veeam Backup and Replication please set the Port to 587 in Veeam Backup and Replication console > Menu > Options > Email Settings > Advanced.
For Veeam Availability Orchestrator please set the Port to 587 in VAO UI -> Configuration -> Email Settings -> Edit SMTP Settings.
For Veeam Availability Console please set the Port to 587 in VAC UI -> Configuration -> Portal Configuration: Notifications -> Email Settings

Ensure that both Connect using SSL and This SMTP server requires authentication checkboxes are checked.

More Information

More information is available in this Google KB.

In some rare cases the ‘Access for less secure apps’ may need to be Turned On. For details, check this KB article.


Please be aware that we’re making changes which will restrict access to product updates for users without an active contract.


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