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Error 454 4.7.0: Too Many Login Attempts

What Is Causing This Error?

‘Error 454 4.7.0’ is triggered when there are too many unsuccessful login attempts in a short time frame. This is often seen with SMTP servers when trying to send emails. The causes can range from repeated entry of incorrect credentials to automated scripts or bots attempting to access an account. It’s a protective measure to prevent unauthorized access, often resulting from misconfigured email client settings or forgotten passwords.

Resolving the Error – Solution

To effectively address this error, follow these steps:

  1. Wait Before Retrying: Wait for a short period before attempting to log in again. Most email servers will automatically lift this temporary block after a cooldown period.
  2. Verify Credentials: Ensure that you have the correct login credentials. Double-check the username and password for accuracy.
  3. Check Email Client Configuration: If using an SMTP plugin like Easy WP SMTP, verify that your configuration settings align with your email server’s requirements.
  4. Update Security Settings: If there’s a possibility of unauthorized login attempts, consider changing your password and reviewing your account’s security settings.

That’s it! Now you know the common causes of the 454 error and how to resolve it.

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