Explore the option of sending your surveys through your Gmail account instead of relying on SurveySparrow's .net or .com domains. SurveySparrow offers the convenience of sending surveys and reminders directly through your Gmail Account. To make this possible, you'll have to configure your Gmail account as the SMTP server. This article guides you through the process of setting up Gmail as SMTP for SurveySparrow.
Go to your Google account settings page and click on the "Security" tab.
Under "Less secure app access," turn on "Allow less secure apps."
Make a note of your Gmail email address and password, as you will need these to set up the connection.
In your SurveySparrow account, navigate to the "Settings" page and "Email Settings"select "SMTP" from the menu.
Enter the following information in the SMTP settings:
- SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
- Port: 587 (or 465 for SSL)
- Use SSL/TLS: Yes
- Email address: your Gmail email address
- Password: App password
Test the connection to ensure that it is working properly.
Steps to setup a App password (step 5):
#1 — Accessing Google Account
- Log in to your Google account with your login credentials. First, enter your email address and click Next .
#2 —Now, input your login password and click Next.
#3 — Generating App Password
- Now, you need to generate an App Password, which will be used for the SMTP integration.
#4 — Then, select the app from the drop-down choice and choose Other (Custom name).
#5 — Give any name of your choice to your App password and hit Generate. In this example, we are naming this app password as Business email.
#6 — Once the app password is generated, you need to save it for later.
Note: Allowing less secure apps to access your Gmail account can make it more vulnerable to unauthorized access. It's recommended to use App Passwords for 2FA enabled accounts or use OAuth2 authentication instead.
By following the above steps, you will be able to configure your Gmail account as the SMTP server for SurveySparrow. This will allow you to send survey invites and reminders via your Gmail Account. If you encounter any issues while configuring the SMTP settings,please reach out to the SurveySparrow support team for assistance