SMTP Error

I’ve chatted on the chat bubble and they’ve ironically opened a ticket about my issue -  which no one is responding to. 


The password changed on the email address that we use for freshdesk (O365). We have Authenticated SMTP allowed on that.
If I log in on chrome, there are apparently no issues, but no tickets are getting through. 
If I log in on Edge, it tells me that the credentials have expired. 
On either browser, I can log into the account with the new password and it says sign in sucessfull, but then I either get an error saying ‘Error while authenticating the smtp sever…..’ or I get ‘We’re sorry, something went wrong...’

I have tried other email addresses as well (that also have authenticated SMTP allowed on them) and I get the same message. 

Is there something we need to change in O365 admin to get this working (other than the authenticated smtp box)? Any help would be appreciated. 

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Hi Lianne,

Greetings from Freshdesk Community. The error you see while saving the support email address can be due to various reasons and we’d require a few more details for troubleshooting the same.


I am getting touch with the concerned team handling the support ticket you have already raised and will have them check this on priority. In case you don’t hear back, please write to with a HAR file for the Save action along with your Freshdesk accont URL (eg., so we can check this further.


Here is an article to help you with the steps for fetching the HAR

Hope this helps. Have a great day.

Akhash M

I’m having the same issue, did you get a solution?

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@Akhash M - Could you please post the solution/share any relevant links/workaround here pls?


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Hi Lianne,


Greetings. We have created a new support ticket to assist you with the support email issue. Please feel free to follow up with the same using the link

However, you’d have also received an email with the subject line “SMTP error” which you can reply to. 

Also, we recommend any users who are facing this issue to raise a ticket with Freshdesk support by writing to as we need more details to troubleshoot this.

Thank you.

Akhash M