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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Networking
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 28, 2022

SMTP via Google relay

Google recently issued this:

And I am wondering what effect, if any, this will have on being able to email from the IBM i via google email relay using IBM's SMTP. We send hundreds of emails a day from the IBM i via ESEND (from HelpSystems). These emails use an sending address, so it would not affect us immediately.

I contacted HelpSystems and they said it would depend on IBM i SMTP and to contact you.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 21, 2022
    IBM i SMTP communicates with Google email relay using the SMTP protocol and does not rely on any Google API. Therefore, IBM i SMTP services is not impacted by this action from Google.

    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Apr 25, 2022

    We at have had an OAuth 2.0 solution available for over 5 years now for GMail and Office 365. If IBM is looking for direction or ideas, as always, I am willing to work with them or other ISVs to provide a solution to this.

  • Guest
    Apr 25, 2022
    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating what impact this might have on being able to email from the IBM i via google email relay using IBM i SMTP. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

    IBM Power Systems Development