Ninjatrader 8 Gmail Configuration and Setup (Step by Step)

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Ninjatrader 8 Gmail Configuration and Setup (Step by Step)

Step 1: NinjaTrader 8 Gmail Setup – What You’ll Need


  • Your username and password to get your Gmail setup in NInjaTrader 8 are not your conventional username / password. Please read below in the instructions.
  • You must be using a personal Gmail account and not a business Gmail account.

Your Gmail email and password is not what you will need in order to get your Gmail configured on NinjaTrader 8. The following is a list of information you will need in order to configure your email correctly.

Correct Example: belltpo
Incorrect Exampe:

Username: This is the first part of your gmail address. Eg. If your Gmail is your username is going to be “someone” and your going to leave out the

Password: This is not yourGmail password you use to login to your account. NinjaTrader 8 requires you to use a Gmail app password. If you try using your Gmail login password this will not work and your email alerts with NinjaTrader will never work.

Step 1: Setting Up Permissions
You need to allow gmail to accept emails from NinjaTrader 8 or else it just won’t work.

To do this you need to enable 2 Setup Authentication Verification.

  1. Sign-in to your gmail account page to get to your accounts security settings
  2. Look for the section called Sign-in & Security which you will then select Signing in to Google.

  1. You will see the option called: 2-Step Verification. This will bring you to the 2-Step Verification settings page:

  1. Follow the walk through guide the rest of the way and continue onto our next session.

Step 2: Get Your App Password

A Google App Password

Your regular gmail password will not work. This will be a google app password which is separate from your regular password.

  1. Go here: Google App Password Screen
  2. At the bottom, click Select app and choose the app you’re using. If you see a message saying “The setting you are looking for is not available for your account” then you have not setup your 2 factor verification as per above.

  1. Click Select device and choose the device you’re using. You can now name it, like Ninjatrader 8 Gmail or something of your choice.

  1. Select Generate.
  2. Follow the instructions to enter the App password (the 16 character code in the yellow bar) on your NT8 Platform

  1. Select Done.

Step 3: Configure The Client
That’s it, you’re done! Do a test email and put in a different address in the dialog box. Then later try with your gmail address.

NinjaTrader 8 Gmail Settings
Service name: Gmail
Connection – Server:
Connection – Port: 587
Default: Checked
Connection – SSL: Checked
Email address: Your full Gmail address
User name: The first part of your gmail address
Password: The Gmail App password you generated above

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