- Nov 5, 2017
Thanks Guys, very easy to follow
I get this:Are you having troubles getting FreeNAS to email you when setting up the email address parameters in Settings>Email? It could be because you have Google's 2-step verification enabled. You need to set an application-specific password for FreeNAS in your Google's security settings.
I'll first describe the steps to set an application-specific password and then I'll go over the settings for making sure you have the right parameters set in FreeNAS.
Assign an App Password in Gmail
Gmail parameters for setting up an email address in FreeNAS to receive system notifications
- Go to your Gmail or Google page.
- Click your picture in the top-right
- Click Google Account
- Click Security on the left menu
- You will now see the section "Signing in to Google"
- If 2-step Verification is already enabled on your account then click "App Passwords"
- On this new page - At the bottom, click the drop-down box that says "Select app" - Click Mail
- Just to the right is a drop-down box that says "Select Device" - Click "Other (custom name)"
- Enter a name for your FreeNAS system
- Click Generate
- Copy the password that appears in the Yellow box, you will need this for your password in the FreeNAS Email settings - This is the only time you will ever be able to see this password so copy it. If you forget it, you will need to revoke the app password and start over.
- Click Done and exit
- From email: the from email address to be used when sending email notifications
- Outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com
- Port to connect to: 587 (for TLS)
- TSL/SSL: TLS
- Use SMTP Authentication: (checked)
- Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: (the password you copied from the Gmail App Password in step 10 above, not your normal Gmail password if you have Google's 2-step verification enabled. If you don't have Google's 2-step verification enabled then yes - enter your normal Gmail password.)
Jan 09, 2019: Updated to the latest Google GUI layout
Jan 08, 2017: Changed the security to TLS and port 587.
Feb 11, 2016: Updated the app password section to reflect web page layout. I also added the notation to allow less secure apps (Thank you @Ruff.Hi )
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