Google provides a convenient option for users who wish to keep Two-Step Verification enabled while connecting their email to external apps. This alternative ensures added security without compromising convenience. Follow these steps to configure email sending with Google:

Step 1: Access Two-Step Verification Settings

  • Log in to your Google account using this link:

  • Navigate to the "Security" section and click on "2-Step Verification."

  • If the "2-Step Verification." is not yet configured, a page will prompt you to configure it. Simply, click on "Getting started" to configure it. 

  • After configuring "2-Step Verification," click on the option "2-Step Verification"

Step 2: Generate an App Password

  • On the next page, scroll down and click on the "App passwords" option
  • A new page will be displayed. Enter only your site name as the example below:
  • Click on the "Create" button.

Step 3: Copy the Generated Password

  • The generated password will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Copy the password, as you will need to paste it in your eDirectory email settings.

Step 4: Configure Your Email Settings

  • Access your eDirectory email settings under Settings → Email sending configuration.
  • Paste the generated password in the respective field.

Remember the following Google settings for email configuration:

  • Server:
  • Authentication: SSL
  • Port: 465
  • Email: Your Gmail account
  • Username: Same Gmail account as the previous field. 
  • Password: The generated password from the App Passwords section

After filling in all the information, make sure to click on "Save Configuration."


By following these simple steps, you can seamlessly configure email sending with Google while keeping Two-Step Verification activated. This ensures an added layer of security for your email account without compromising the functionality of external apps.

Now you can enjoy the benefits of enhanced security and reliable email communication through your preferred external apps. If you encounter any issues or have further questions, refer back to these instructions or reach out to Google's support for assistance.