Allow less secure apps

  • Q: When Automation Workshop sends email using Gmail's smtp server, the sending fails with error message "Allow less secure apps". What does it mean?
  • A: Gmail considers regular email programs and backup programs to be "less secure," so in order for them to get access into your account, your "Allow less secure apps" option must be turned on.

Before sending login credentials (username and password) to Gmail ( or, Automation Workshop always establishes secure connection (using SSL or STARTTLS). This is the only way how automated email sending works. The server may not have a physical display where to show the password prompt.

To change Automation Workshop global email settings, use email server options. Additionally, you can use different credentials for each Task, using email credentials within Send email Action.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

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