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Need help with email alert settings
Posted : Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:33:15 PM(UTC)
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Why would there be "From" and "To", I just want an email to myself? How do I find my outgoing mail server and port for say gmail or yahoo? Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted : Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:35:19 AM(UTC)
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All emails require a 'from' and a 'to' be sent through a e-mail server. The 'from' should be a valid email address, you can use an existing account or create a new one such as 'AlertsFromMyCamera@gmail.com'.

The smtp server for Gmail is 'smtp.gmail.com' and for Yahoo is 'smtp.mail.yahoo.com'. We have an article that explains how to configure alert emails with photos here:
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