Setting up Gradekeeper for Specific Email Providers
Most local and national internet providers will provide an SMTP server you can use. Note that many internet providers will only allow access to their SMTP server from within their network. So if you are trying to send Gradekeeper email reports from school, you may not be able to connect to their SMTP server.
If you have security software installed on your computer, it may block programs other than your email client from sending outgoing email messages. This could prevent Gradekeeper from sending email reports. You will need to add an exception for Gradekeeper. Check the help or users guide for your security software to determine how to do this.
Gradekeeper has been tested with the following email providers:
GMail is provided by Google. GMail is free. The GMail SMTP server requires TLS or SSL. Use the following settings:
To send email reports using the GMail SMTP server, you will need to visit your Google Account Settings and enable access for less secure apps. Choose to Enable access for less secure apps.
If you have enabled two-factor authentication on your Google account, you cannot use your Google password as your SMTP server password, since Gradekeeper cannot handle the verification code. Instead, you will need to generate an application password. Visit https://myaccount.google.com/security and click on App passwords on the right to create an app password for Gradekeeper. Choose Mail as the app. After generating the password, copy and paste it into the smtp password field in the email server settings.
The free Yahoo web based email service does not provide an SMTP server. You can upgrade to the Yahoo Plus email service for $19.95 per year. This does provide an SMTP server. Use the following settings:
If your school or email provider does not provide an SMTP server you can use, you can pay $24 per year and use AuthSMTP as your SMTP server. They will allow you to use your own email address and send up to 1000 emails per month. Use the following settings: