Sending an email via Matlab, how do I fix an 'Authentication failed' error?

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Hi,
I'm having trouble with sending emails through Matlab. I read about it, and tried all kinds of suggestions. Here is a detailed example for the type of codes I've been trying:
%
% parameters
mail = 'mymail@gmail.com'; % my gmail address
password = 'mypassword'; % my gmail password
host = 'smtp.mail.com';
% preferences
setpref('Internet','SMTP_Server', host);
setpref('Internet','E_mail',mail);
setpref('Internet','SMTP_Username',mail);
setpref('Internet','SMTP_Password',password);
props = java.lang.System.getProperties;
props.setProperty('mail.smtp.auth','true');
props.setProperty('mail.smtp.socketFactory.class', 'javax.net.ssl.SSLSocketFactory');
props.setProperty('mail.smtp.socketFactory.port','465');
% Send the email
sendmail(mail,'Test from MATLAB','Hello! This is a test from MATLAB!')
But I keep on getting this error:
%
Error using sendmail (line 171)
Authentication failed.
Any ideas what might be causing this? How do I get passed it?
Thanks

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mizuki
mizuki il 2 Nov 2016
Check the following two things:
1. Change the variable host as
host = 'smtp.gmail.com';
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Iddo Weiner
Iddo Weiner il 2 Nov 2016
Modificato: Iddo Weiner il 2 Nov 2016
Thanks,
The "gmail" was a typo, but the second suggestion worked. I thought I already adjusted my account for allowing less secure apps but apparently I didn't do it correctly.
Now it works :) thanks

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