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Using Gmail in Membrain

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If you have a Gmail account, you can use this account within Membrain for sending email, just like you would with any other mail account.

Using Gmail as the Composer

If you want, you can use the Gmail composer, this will open Gmail in a small window. Note that several features in Membrain such as templates and read/click tracking are not available if using this variant. Here are the step by step instructions on how to set this up. 

  1. Go to My Settings > Email 
  2. Choose Gmail from the Mail Client dropdown list 
  3. Add your relevant information: 

Username: youremailaddress@gmail.com
Password: yourGmailPassword
IMAP Server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Use SSL: checked

 

Using the Membrain Composer

You can also use the Membrain Composer with your Gmail account. This adds support for email templates, and click/view tracking. To set this up follow these steps:

  1. Go to My Settings > Email 
  2. Choose Membrain from the Mail Client dropdown list 
  3. Add your relevant information: 

SMTP Server
Username
:
youremailaddress@gmail.com
Password: yourGmailPassword
SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 587
Use SSL: checked

IMAP Server
Username
:
youremailaddress@gmail.com
Password: yourGmailPassword
IMAP Server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Use SSL: checked

Security

Gmail has specific settings which you may need to be aware of when allowing Membrain access your Gmail account.

If you have issues setting up Gmail for use in Membrain, please read these articles from Google explaining some features that you may need to enable.

Google 2 factor authentication.  If you have enabled this for your Gmail account, you will need to generate an application specific password following the steps outlined here:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1173270?hl=en

App Passwords.  A new security measure from Google means you will also need to specifically allow access to your account from Membrain. Details about how to do this are explained here: 
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en

 

If you are still experiencing problems using your Gmail account within Membrain, please let us know by emailing us at support@membrain.com