Using Gmail with BLS-2016

To send outgoing email with Gmail:
  1. If you have not created a Gmail account, then visit and create a free Gmail account.
  2. Open BLS-2016.
  3. Click File > Program Preferences
  4. Select the Internet & Updates tab and click Change Internet Upload and Email Settings
  5. Enter your name and Gmail Email Address under Your Identity
  6. Enter for SMTP Server
  7. Enter your Gmail email address under User Name
  8. Enter your Gmail email password under Password
  9. Select Yes to login using your user name and password
  10. Under Advanced Settings, select Yes for using Advanced Settings to set SMTP Server Port
  11. Enter 587 for SMTP Server Port
  12. Select Yes for SSL and/or TLS Mode.
  13. Select Explicit for SSL/TLS Mode.
Note:  Gmail has changed its security protocols to allow third party applications to send email.  Because BLS was not intended to act as a full replacement for an email program, in order to send emails from within BLS-2016, you will need to enable the Less Secure Apps option in the Sign-in & security options under your Google account's preferences.  If you do not wish to do so, you will need to use a different email provider to send outbound emails from BLS.