Sending E-mail using a Gmail™ Account

Using a Gmail account to send e-mail requires SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), a new feature introduced in PDF-eXPLODE Version 2. This Tech Tip explains how to configure PDF-eXPLODE settings to work with Gmail.

Connection Settings

  1. Open PDF-eXPLODE.
  2. On the Printer menu, click PDF-eXPLODE Options....
  3. In the Options List, click Mail Settings.
  4. Use the following table to determine the proper settings suitable for PDF-eXPLODE v4+

  5. Setting Instructions
    Sender Name Gmail replaces the e-mail address specified in PDF-eXPLODE Sender Name with your Gmail address. Gmail's custom 'From:' feature lets you use Gmail to send messages with another of your email addresses listed as the sender in place of your Gmail address. To access this feature in Gmail, log into your Gmail account and select Settings and then select Accounts and set Send mail as: to your desired e-mail account.
    Outgoing Mail SMTP Server Enter:
    Sign-on Username Enter your Gmail username (including Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format
    Sign-on Password Enter your e-mail password.
    Authentication Type Select Login
    Port Enter: 587
    Incoming Mail (POP3) Server Leave Blank
    Security Protocol Check the box Start TLS.
  6. Once your settings are entered, click Test Connection and look for the test e-mail in your Gmail inbox to verify the settings are correct. If you are having trouble receiving the test e-mail, you can switch Security Protocol to check the box SSL instead, and set the port to 465.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Select Exit from the Printer menu.

Additional Information

  • Gmail places a limit of 100 recipients per e-mail when using an e-mail client such as PDF-eXPLODE.
  • Gmail places a limit of 10Mb per email (including attachments) on outgoing messages.
  • For more information on Gmail, visit the Gmail support website at:

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