Advanced Gmail Setup


This tutorial shows how to setup your email and send rate confirmations and other documents directly from the Load Manager system. If you are a gmail user you also need to Turn On the GMail setting for Less Secure Apps which you can find using this link: If you get a message that says this settings is managed by your email Administrator then see “How to unlock Less Secure Apps from Gmail Admin Panel”.

If that doesn’t work you might have to Unlock GMail’s CAPTCHA using this link

You should also check your inbox for a security alert. If you see it than you should click Yes it’s me providing the time of the alert coincides with when you tried to “Verify SMTP Settings”. Below is a sample of what the alert will look like once you click on the link in the alert email.

Click "Yes it was me"

How to unlock Less Secure Apps from Gmail Admin CONSOLE

If you get the screen shown below when you try to enable “Less secure apps”, please read on.

To fix this, login to Gmail Admin Console

You will need to login to your Gmail Admin Console.

Manage access to less secure apps

You can allow users to turn on or off access to less secure apps or disable their ability to allow less secure apps.

  1. In your Google Admin console (at
  2. Go to Security > Less secure apps
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  4. Select the setting for less secure apps:
    • Disable access to less secure apps  (Recommended)
      Users can’t turn on access to less secure apps.
      When you disable access to less secure apps while a less secure app has an open connection with a user account, the app will time out when it tries to refresh the connection. Timeout periods vary per app.
    • Allow users to manage their access to less secure apps
      Users can turn on or turn off access to less secure apps.
  5. Click Save.

See screen shots below. How to enable API access within Google Apps admin dashboard

Open Security applet
Click "Allow users to manager their access to less secure apps.
Re-open the Allow Less Secure URL and you should see this now.