Setting up and activating the email alarm.
In order that the camera can sent you pictures by email you have to save your email providers data inside the camera. This can be done if you open the web interface of your IP camera and then click on Alarm in order to open the SMTP SERVER.
All those information will be filled automatically, if you choose the INSTAR SMTP Preset - otherwise:
- SMTP Server: Here you have to fill in the SMTP Server from your email provider. Mostly you can find this data on the website of your email provider by searching for SMTP. Otherwise you find a list Here.
- SMTP Port: Fill in the Port which your email provider is using. Normally this will be either Port 25, 465 or 587.
- SSL: Here you can activate if your account is using SSL encryption.
- SMTP Login Type: For almost all email servers this has to be set to Authentication so that you can identify yourself with your username and password.
- SMTP Username: Please fill in the username of your email account.
- SMTP Password: Please fill in the password of your email account.
Please enter your email accounts SMTP data and your personal login and save all settings by clicking Submit.
Next please open the Alarm / Email Overlay to set the receiver and the sender of the alarm emails.
Please fill in all necessary data:
- Sender: Please fill in your email address. This can be the same email address as the receiver.
- Receiver: Please fill in the email address that should receive the alarm message.
- Email Subject: The subject will be shown in every email you receive.
- Email Text: Will be shown together with the alarm pictures in each email.
To save all settings please press Submit. You will now be able to test the settings.
To receive emails in case of an alarm you will need to activate the motion detection in your camera and select what the camera should do in case of an alarm. All necessary settings are explained Here.
If you need help with any kind of settings, please feel free to contact us any time.