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    There is a better and secure way to give non-Google apps “SMTP access” to the Google account. You can generate an “app password” and use that in ELK. It works as follows:

    1. Sign in to your Gmail account security
    2. Enable 2-step verification.
    3. Create an App password
    4. Use this password for SMTP.

    The process to generate and use app password is documented here:


    App password works with ELK. It is very secure. Also, it only allows SMTP access to the Google account and NOT the complete access to Gmail/Google account.
    Another problem in using “Allow less secure apps” option is that this option get disabled after some time, auto-magically. Unless you check, you don’t know that this option has been disabled.


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