Just got a problem solved in another thread but thought it would be best to continue in a new thread as the subject is a little different.
I am working on an app that needs to generate outgoing mail messages - not exactly bulk, but might get close. I only need to send OUTGOING messages, no need to retrieve mail.
I currently have fields for outgoing server, account and password in the preferences but I am considering obtaining a generic gmail account just to use the server which I could hardcode into the app. What concerns me about leaving it as it is now is that anyone using Gmail will have to go to their Gmail Account and turn ON the option to Allow Connection to Less Secure Apps. I don't especially look forward to telling clients they have to reduce their security in order to use my software.
Is anyone doing something similar and, if so, what kind of SMTP server are you using?
How do you avoid being tagged as a "spammer" if you send quite a few messages at once - maybe up to a couple of hundred messages?