2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 5:39 PM by BAMedia
RJHP Level 1 Level 1

I am working with iPhoto 11 (version 9.4) on my MacBook Pro running OS X (version 10.7.5). Ever since I updated to iPhoto 11, I can no longer Share > Email photos from iPhoto using my Gmail account, which worked just fine before the update. I have deleted and reenterd the account as many ways as I can think of and nothing works. I get the message listed above.


Now that same account does work through Mail just fine. And if I switch to emailing via Mail instead of iPhoto, the email sends. But I would like to use the templates in iPhoto and not have to switch to another application to send photos. So I really just want to send the messages through iPhoto, but it doesn't work.


I see lots of others have had this issue too and have posted them here, but I've tried to follow everyone's suggestions and I can't seem to get it to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have struggled with this for months to no avail and I really want it to work.

iPhoto '11, iOS 6
  • LarryHN Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    Since you have tried everything you either need to call your email service to get the correct settings or just use mail (set it as the email client in the iPhoto preferences) and use station arty. There are more options there than in iPhoto



  • BAMedia Level 1 Level 1

    Hi RJHP,


    I'm reposting my response to a similar question here, slightly modified as you are using 10.7.5 and not 10.8.2, the latest OS.


    1. Within the iPhoto application, click on iPhoto in the menu bar
    2. Click on Preferences
    3. Within Preferences, click on Accounts
    4. Your Gmail account should be present. Click on Gmail under Accounts.
    5. Put in the proper information. Your full gmail address is your username (put this under Email address). Outgoing Mail Server is smtp.gmail.com   Port is 465   Password is your password.    Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) should be checked.
    6. Upon making these changes, click on the red "close" button in the top left corner of the pop-up window. Choose to Save Changes.
    7. Close iPhoto.
    8. Reopen iPhoto. You should now be able to share photos.


    Good luck!