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In Craft's documentation for email it says:

Gmail might be a good option depending on your appetite for risk.

But I don't see anything about what the risks are. Is there a risk of getting hacked, or just an increased likelihood of messages not getting through?

I have a small and internal user base, so Gmail might work for me, but I'm trying to make a quick decision and this is making me have to dig for info so I don't make a bad call.

https://craftcms.com/guides/why-doesnt-craft-send-emails

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It's mostly tongue-in-cheek, I think.

When sending emails from Craft using Gmail, Craft uses SMTP, which Gmail considers "insecure", hence the reason they make you enable the "less secure apps" from your Google account.

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  • Ok, so then are you suggesting there wouldn't likely be actual problems from using Gmail? – BBaysinger Sep 24 '19 at 18:41
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    No more problems than email causes in general. :) – Brad Bell Sep 24 '19 at 22:39

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