How to Setup IP Camera to Send Email?

Do you know your IP camera can send emails? These emails alert you instantly when an event, such as audio detection, motion detection, or intelligent video analytics takes place.

If you are looking for tips and steps to setup IP camera to send emails, this guide is a must-read for you. In this blog, you will learn how to set up an IP camera to send emails.

Whether you have a personal email account or a business one, you can log into your IP camera and get ready with the email in less than five minutes. However, you will need a few things like your email information.

To send emails, the IP camera would use the SMTP server. If you are a Google Mail user, the IP camera would require the following information –

  • Username
  • Password
  • SMTP server address (smtp.gmail.com)
  • Server port number: 25 or 465
  • Encryption type: SSL or TLS

The best thing about having a Gmail is that you can seek your email account information from Google easily. Let’s get started with the steps –

Here’s How to Setup IP Camera to Send Emails (Gmail)

The following steps would be helpful if you are using Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail accounts. Even if you are not a tech-savvy person, these steps wouldn’t still be hard to carry out. What are you waiting for? Run through the steps carefully and get done with the setup process.

  1. If you are a Gmail account user, you need to first set up the Gmail settings. Make sure it allows a third-party app on the Gmail SMTP server. So, you need to log into your Google Mail account. Go to the “Account” button and click on it.
  • Under the “Sign-in & security” menu, you need to click the “Apps with account access” option.
  • To find the “Allow less secure apps: OFF/ ON”, you need to scroll down the page.
  • Turn it on if it is ‘off’ by default.

2) On your PC, launch your security camera client.

  • Tap the button that says “Device Settings”.
  • Click on the “Network Advanced” option.

3) Click on the “Setup” option (you will find it under “E-mail”) and enter the menu of your IP camera email settings. Provide necessary inputs on the given page –

  • Enable SSL or TLS (tick)
  • SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • SMTP Port: 465
  • Sender Address: [email protected]
  • Password:
  • Sender Name: John
  • Recipient Address 1:
  • Recipient Address 2:
  • Recipient Address 3:
  • Attachment: Attach Picture
  • Interval: 5 minutes (Time gap between two consecutive security camera email alerts)
  • Email Schedule: Setup
  • E-mail Test: E-mail Test

4) Check the “Enable” box.

5) Choose the “Motion” mode or “Normal” mode.

6) Tap “OK” to save your IP camera email settings.

7) Now, you need to click on the button that says “Email Test”. This will ensure whether the email settings are working fine or not.

Hope this guide server the purpose.

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