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Home Assistant – How to configure the SMTP component (Gmail)

Morning guys!

Today im going to show you how to configure the SMTP-component so that you can send e-

mails from Home Assistant! My other article shows some examples of what you can use the SMTP-component for.

  1. The first thing that you have to do is enable the SMTP-component – start by copying the code below and add it to your configuration.yaml file.

Make sure to change sender, username, password and recipient before you save your configuration. If you use another provider than gmail you will have to change the smtp-server and port also.

Another heads-up is that if you have 2-factor authentication enabked on your Google account you’ll need to create an app password to use instead of your ordinary password – how do i create an app password?



  - name: gmail
    platform: smtp
    server: smtp.gmail.com
    port: 587
    timeout: 15
    sender: FROM@gmail.com
    encryption: starttls
    username: FROM@gmail.com
    password: SECRETPASSWORD
      - TO@gmail.com
    sender_name: Home Assistant


2. Restart Home Assistant (make sure that you don’t get any errors after the reboot)

Done! Now you can use this in your automations to notify you about stuff!

This article covers how you can send notifications base on the state of your robot vacuum