Configuring Gmail as FileCloud's SMTP Server

You can set up your FileCloud server to send email through Gmail SMTP server. 

Configure your Email settings to use the Gmail SMTP server.

  1. Log in to the admin portal, and go to Settings > Email.
  2. In Email Type, choose smtp.
  3. Use the following information to set up Gmail as your SMTP server in the Email tab, as shown in the screenshot.

SMTP Host - (i.e., outgoing mail):

SMTP port - 465

SMTP Security - You are required to choose ssl or tls.

SMTP Auth Enabled - checked

SMTP Auth User - Your full Gmail or Google Apps email address (e.g. or

SMTP auth password - Your Gmail or Google Apps email password

Set up your Gmail or Google Apps Sent folder to store a copy of your outgoing FileCloud emails

  1. Log into your Gmail or Google Apps email settings.
  2. Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, and scroll down to the IMAP Access section.
  3. Select Enable IMAP.

Set up 2-step verification and an app password for your Google account

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to 2-Step Verification and click the arrow to its right to configure it.

  3. In the next screen click Get Started.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screens to set up 2-step verification.
  5. Once 2-step verification is set up, return to the Security tab (go to
    2-Step Verification should now appear enabled. 
  6. Click the arrow next to App Passwords.

    You may be prompted to log in to Google. Then a window for setting up an app password opens.
    An app password is automatically used in selected device if 2-Step Verification is not available.
  7. Select an app and select a device in the drop-down lists.
  8. Click the Generate button.
    The app password is generated, and appears on the next window.
  9. Follow the instructions under How to use it to enter your password for the app, and click Done.

 Your configuration is now complete.