Google changed the requirements for authenticating Gmail emails this year. As a result many Gmail users found they could no longer send emails from third party apps.
How does this affect emails from Breeze?
Gmail users now need to ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts.
If you do not use gmail to send emails from Breeze, this post does not affect you.
The latest release of DSLR Remote Pro (v3.15) adds support for Gmail’s new authentication requirements. Similar support will be rolled out to Breeze Kiosk *, Hub and Booth (Windows + Webcam) aka Webcam Photobooth in the next release of each product.
You will need to authenticate Gmail emails for Breeze on every PC sending gmail emails from DSLR Remote Pro. The remainder of this post explains how to do this.
*Update 8 June 2020: Kiosk 2.0 supports Gmail’s new authentication requirements
How to get your Gmail emails working again:
DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 users should go to the Email Server Settings screen, and
(1) Set Host to gmail.
You may need to select OK, then return to Email Server Settings window before you see the Gmail authenticate… button.
Select Gmail authenticate… to go through Google’s online authentication process.
When you press Gmail authenticate.. for the first time, a web page is displayed where you complete the authentication process. When you finish, Google sends you an email confirming what you have done :
If you have more than one gmail account, you may be asked to select the one you use to send emails from Breeze.
Give the program permission to send emails on your behalf:
Confirm the level of access you are giving to the program. Breeze apps just need consent to send emails.
Google will confirm that the app can send emails, and you can close the browser window.
Google also send an email confirming that you have allowed Breeze Booth to send emails:
Before you leave the DSLR Remote Pro Email Server Settings screen, send yourself a test email (2):
(3) DSLR Remote Pro displays a message confirming that you have been sent a test email
Please Note: if you are using a free Gmail account, the Email address used at (4) will be ignored by Google and the email will be sent using your ***@gmail.com email address:
What about other Breeze programs?
We will be adding Gmail authentication support to our other Windows apps in the next release of each program.
For the time being we suggest using an alternative email service to send emails from Breeze
© Breeze Systems 2020