SyncBack V8

V8 introduced a central cloud authorization feature that supports the recommended Gmail authorization method. To use it:

  • Select Preferences -> Linked Cloud Accounts from the main menu
  • Click the Authorize button for Gmail and authorize SyncBack for use with your Gmail account. You only need to authorize once.
  • Modify your profile and go to the Log -> Email Log settings page of the profile configuration
  • Click the Use My Account button
  • Click the Test Email Settings button to make sure the settings are correct  


SyncBack V7 and earlier

To send emails to a gmail email account:

  • Modify your profile and go to the Log -> Email Log settings page of the profile configuration
  • Set the Hostname to smtp.gmail.com (or as appropriate if different for your gmail account)
  • Set the To as appropriate, and From as your gmail address, e.g. xyz@gmail.com
  • Enter an email Subject, e.g. Log file for %PROFILENAME%
  • Tick the Must login to email server checkbox
  • Enter your gmail address as the Username and enter your Gmail Password
  • Go to the Log -> Advanced settings page
  • Select either Use STARTTLS command or Direct SSL/TLS connection
  • Make sure the Port setting is left as zero. This ensures that SyncBack will automatically choose the correct port number based on your settings.
  • Go to the Log -> Email Log settings page and click the Test Email Settings button to make sure the settings are correct


Gmail 2-step Verification - using with SyncBack V7 and earlier

You can use SyncBack with Gmail accounts where 2-step verification has been inaugurated by simply creating and using an application-specific password in Gmail after logging in to the Gmail service:

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1173270?hl=en


You simply use the application-specific password in SyncBack (instead of the password you would use to log in to Gmail manually) with your normal Gmail address for the account in question.


In theory, this should work with other services that offer the same facility, but has only been tested with GMail, and is thus not guaranteed. Other services may have different solutions or methods.