[neomutt-users] GMail SMTP: no authenticators available?

Pietro Cerutti gahr at gahr.ch
Wed Jan 20 08:30:18 CET 2021

On Jan 20 2021, 03:10 UTC, Baron Fujimoto <neomutt.org at monkeybutt.com> wrote:
>Our org's email is hosted by Gmail. I had been using neomutt (built 
>from MacPorts) successfully for years. Recently though, I can no longer 
>send email successfully using GMail's SMTP servers. I get the error, 
>"No authenticators available". IMAP still works fine. This change 
>occurred while I had a neomutt session open; it was working one day 
>when I left, but the next day, no bueno.
>The following in my muttrc was used successfully util this problem began:
>set smtp_url = smtp://user@example.org@smtp.gmail.com
>Where user at example.org is my hosted gmail address.
>I also tried the following with the same results:
>set smtp_url = smtp://user@example.org@smtp.gmail.com:587
>I haven't seen any other traffic about this on the list, so presumably 
>it's not a general problem.
>Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Just checked, this works for me (it's plain gmail, not gsuite or 
anything else enterprisish):

set smtp_url = smtps://<my_email>@smtp.gmail.com
set smtp_authenticators = plain

I use an app password.

Pietro Cerutti

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