+x capair45 - 2 March 2021 8:49 PMI'm curious why Reflect would need my gmail password to SEND me an email?
+x dbminter - 2 March 2021 8:56 PMMy only guess would be it needs your gmail account as a sender in order to send messages. That it can only send e-mail from an already configured client. Which means Reflect has to "log in" to your e-mail account on the server to send a message. Or it could be a peculiarity with how gmail works.
+x jphughan - 2 March 2021 8:59 PM+x capair45 - 2 March 2021 8:49 PMI'm curious why Reflect would need my gmail password to SEND me an email?Most mail providers for a long time now won't accept unauthenticated email, because doing so would allow spammers to use that mail provider to distribute their spam. Gmail's SMTP relay service mentioned in that article I linked is a bit of an exception, but even that has some requirements attached to it, such as whitelisting the IP addresses from which you'll be sending email. Some providers will accept unauthenticated email if all of the recipients are on your same domain, but with a service as large as Gmail (as opposed to a corporate mail server infrastructure), even that restriction gives spammers plenty of recipients.