Email Setup Tutorial

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Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:49 am
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Email Setup Tutorial

Been using indigo forever but never needed the email option. I had a water heater incident that has now made me purchase several insteon water sensors which obviously work best through email/text notification and I am sure I will find the email to open new horizons for me for a bunch of other stuff.

My question is, is there a basic tutorial on how to setup email and how it works?

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Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:43 am
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Re: Email Setup Tutorial

Although Indigo has hooks into email, I think a lot of folks here would recommend the Better Email plugin. I know I do.

I set up two Better Email devices -- one POP and one SMTP. You'll need to know the general configuration settings for your email provider, most of them will provide the settings so that you can set up an email client. I found that the default settings for these devices worked for me.

POP
SSL encryption
Port 995

SMTP
SSL Encryption
Port 465

You'll need to get the email server names (like smtp.mailplace.com) from your provider.

Then it's just a matter of using the plugin's builtin actions and triggers.

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:19 am
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Re: Email Setup Tutorial

Thanks, helps a little. Been trying a few things but no go so far. :oops:

No need for me to be able to send emails to indigo so I assume I can just instruct it to send emails by filling out the "Email sending" area without filling in the"Email scanning" area?

Will the native email entry support a gmail account? If so is the SMPT server simply "SMPT@gmail.com?

Is the SMPT server port 25 or do I simply check the use ssl box?

Sorry about the simplistic questions. Just trying to get this to work.

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:35 am
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Re: Email Setup Tutorial

You need to know the settings to use for your email provider to set up an email client. It's like you're setting up Outlook to use gmail. I don't use gmail with Indigo, but according to this article: https://support.google.com/a/answer/176600?hl=en

email: your-email@gmail.com
server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 465
Use SSL

should work. Note that it's SMTP and not SMPT, as well.
Last edited by DaveL17 on Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:40 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:15 am
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Re: Email Setup Tutorial

Thanks a million, got it going with gmail. :D

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:41 am
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Re: Email Setup Tutorial

Glad I could help.

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