Expected response code 250 but got code “535”, with message “535-5.7.8 Username and Password not accepted

 

recently encountered a SwiftMail error while trying to send a mail through gmail.

Expected response code 250 but got code “535”, with message “535-5.7.8 Username and Password not accepted.
I was trying to send mail through my gmail and google thought that I was a spam(maybe because I was requesting too fast) I received a mail from them saying my account was access and I told them it was me. I was able to send mail without problem and it just occured now.

 

I researched on the internet and some answers includes enabling the “access for lesser app” and “unlocking gmail captcha” which sadly didn’t work for me until I found the 2-step verification.

What I did the following was:

  1. enable the 2-step verification to google HERE
  2. Create App Password to be use by your system HERE
  3. I selected Others (custom name) and clicked generate
  4. Went to my env file in laravel and edited thisMAIL_USERNAME=talentscoutphil@gmail.com

    MAIL_PASSWORD=thepasswordgenerated

  5. Restarted my apache server and boom! It works again.

This was my solution. I created this to atleast make other people not go wasting their time researching for a possible answer.

i hope this trick will solve the problem especially if you user php framework with mail library.

cheers.

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