sending mail from gmail using sendmail()

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Iddo Weiner
Iddo Weiner on 29 May 2019
Commented: Adam Danz on 29 Apr 2021
This code below used to work for me in the past (~2 years ago), but now it doesn't. Any ideas why?
Has something changed in Google's settings? Or in MATLAB?
I can tell you that my less secure apps are enabled on gmail - so that's not the problem.
Thanks, Iddo
% parameters
mail = ''; % my gmail address
password = 'myPassword'; % my gmail password
host = '';
sendto = '';
Subject = 'test subject';
Message = 'test message';
% preferences
setpref('Internet','SMTP_Server', host);
props = java.lang.System.getProperties;
props.setProperty('mail.smtp.socketFactory.class', '');
% execute
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 29 Apr 2021
This appears to be a java based error. I can only suggest to go through the trouble shooting steps discussed in the comment section of the link I provided in my answer (open the link, read through the comments under the answer).
Common problems are
  • Not setting up gmail correctly
  • firewall
  • antivirus programs

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 31 May 2019
Edited: Adam Danz on 1 Jun 2019
Check for interference with your antivirus program(s) and firewalls. These are common problems (see comments in that link).

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