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Cannot connect to gmail server

Christian Parent
on 4/11/14, 12:21 PM 6,426 views

I am on v8, trying to configure imap outgoing and incoming.

I am using the exact same settings as in thunderbird account.


Servername : smtp.googlemail.com port: 465 username: christian.parent@ekyrail.com Password: ** Connection Security: SSL/TLS

I keep getting an authentification error.

I know that my credential are good, I have tried it. I also tried to do it with my gmail.com email adress, same issue. I have also tried with my local isp settings and it works.

The problem seem to be with gmail only !

Anyone have faced this issue ?

Looks like if I use a gmail account, it will work but, if I use a domain gmail hosted accout (http://ekyrail.com) it wont connect to it !

Christian Parent
on 4/11/14, 2:54 PM

Bejaoui Souheil

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Bejaoui Souheil
On 8/12/16, 2:07 PM


You have to allow less secure apps to access to your account. By default gmail block odoo and other apps to coonect to your account.

This may help:


Best regards.



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On 4/14/14, 10:57 AM

The answer to that problem is to create and use a dedicated "consumer" GMail account, without any special features.

Choosing a suitable name that clarifies its purpose might be a good idea.

Part #3 of this series might help you confirm that you are doing all that is necessary: OpenERP and Google

On 4/14/14, 7:45 AM

For outgoing Sever:

  • Servername : smtp.gmail.com
  • port: 587
  • username: example@example.com
  • Password: "your pasword" or if you have two step verification on then use one time application password
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS

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