Setting up Email Settings when using Gmail

I’m trying to set up my email settings, but am unsure how to answer a few questions. I’m a Gmail user.

I know what the To and From E-mail addresses are (that’s simple enough).

What’s the Mail Server?
Do I need Authentication and if so do I use SSL?

I use gmail for my email alerts.

Mail server: smtp.gmail.com

Port: 587

Authentication checked and SSL checked.

Works perfectly.