Ninjatrader 8 Gmail Configuration and Setup (Step by Step)

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NinjaTrader 8 Gmail setup is possible regardless to what you have read online, however only if you read and follow these instructions carefully. Below you will find a step by step list of instructions which you should be able to setup your Gmail email alerts in 15 minutes. So if you don't have 15 minutes because of some distractions, bookmark this page and come back later.
  • You will need to do this step in order to allow Gmail to be accessible to your NinjaTrader Platform.

  • You will need to create a Gmail app password which is different than your normal password for the NinjaTrader 8 program to connect.

  • The last step will be configuring the NinjaTrader 8 client.

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NinjaTrader 8 Gmail Setup Video

Written Instructions Continue below

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: john.smith2482
Incorrect Exampe: [email protected]
Username: This is the first part of your gmail address. Eg. If your Gmail is [email protected] your username is going to be "someone" and your going to leave out the
Password: This is not your Gmail 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 2 - Setup Gmail Account

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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.
Gmail My Account Configuration
You will see the option called: 2-Step Verification. This will bring you to the 2-Step Verification settings page:
Two Step Verification
Follow the walk through guide the rest of the way and continue onto our next session.

Step 3: 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.
App Password Screen
Click Select device and choose the device you’re using. You can now name it, like Ninjatrader 8 Gmail or something of your choice.
App Password Name to NinjaTrader
Click Select device and choose the device you’re using. You can now name it, like Ninjatrader 8 Gmail or something of your choice.
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Select Done.

Step 4: 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

Need Help?

Your NinjaTrader 8 Gmail setup is now complete. Feel free to contact us on the live chat or write a comment below and we would be happy to try and lend you a hand.