Changes to FMS and Gmail configuration for BACS Remittances and Purchase Orders following deprecation of ‘Less Secure Apps’
As of 30th May 2022 Google is no longer supporting “Less Secure App Access” which is required in order to send FMS emails using Gmail.
To continue using Gmail for FMS emails following this you will need to enable 2 Factor Authentication and generate an app specific password within your Google account settings.
Firstly, enable 2FA on your Google account as outlined by Google support – https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185839
Once you have enabled 2FA on your Google account you will need to configure an app password to use with FMS – https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords
You will need to make a note of the app password should you need it again in future. Usually 16 digits.
In FMS Tools | Establishment Details – 5: Email Setup configure your email servers with the new app generated password.
We have also provided instruction in the attached pdf