Setup SMTP with Gmail

Hi all,

I’m trying to setup alerting by having Grafana send emails through the Gmail SMTP.
I run Grafana in docker so I setup SMTP using in a dockerfile:

  - GF_SMTP_PASSWORD="""My_Password"""
  - GF_SMTP_FROM_NAME=grafana

I’m getting the following error:
535 5.7.8 Username and Password not accepted

I have tried many solutions found in these forums but none seems to work.
I know Gmail use to have a setting " Less secure app access" but you can’t use it anymore.
Is it still viable to use Gmail in Grafana without this setting?
If it is, how?

I believe you now have to use what Google calls “App Passwords”. And to use them you need to enable 2-factor authentication on your Google account. See here:

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This is correct.
It works now.