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Sun, Dec 13, 2020 5:49 PM

Lightroom Classic: Lightroom email using Google Mail

Now that the problem is fixed.  How do I set up LR Classic to use my Gmail account to email pictures.  Any way to use Google contacts?

thanks

Chuck

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2 months ago

Here's how to add an account: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/prepare-send-or-post-photos.html

And you'll probably need to create an app password: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/issue-validating-email-account-lightroom.html

You can't tie into Google Contacts though.

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Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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sorry....I asked another related question before remembering that I had done this.

I went to the link on setting up an app password......I noticed this message--

App Passwords can only be used with accounts that have 2-Step Verification turned on.

Not sure what this means.  To do this, when would I have to use 2 step verification.....I don't always have cell phone service....two step could be a pain........

Is there a way to tell Google to allow LR sign on?

this whole thing seems too complicated

thanks much for your help

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Did you try solution 2 on that link, to allow less secure apps? If that option is still available on Gmail, then that would be the alternative.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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That worked!!  Any idea how risky it is to allow "less secure apps?"

Anyway.....a solution finally...thanks much

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I'm not sure there's a measurement on that. Google recommends two factor authentication, but if that's not a viable option for you for the reasons you listed, then a less secure option is probably a reasonable compromise.

That said, the two step verification is only needed when you sign in for the first time, when you're likely to have internet access anyway, so it may not be the issue you think it is. You can use a verification app like Authy if you're on WiFi without cell service to receive a text.

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Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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I think I'll stick with current solution.  thanks for all your help