Originally Posted by jcfay
I'm certainly curious to hear the results of the testing. I have a question for you - I want to setup notification for myself but haven't been able to make sense out of the settings. What does one use for the "SMTP server" and "SMTP port" settings (the latter is already at 25)?. Should "secure connection" and "authentication" be checked (and if so, what username and password am I entering)?
The documentation didn't have anything on this (Syno's manuals sometimes leave a lot to the imagination...
), but I definitely want to set this up. I assume it's a simple fix. I'm reasonably tech saavy too...
I guess just not enough in this case!
Thanks - Jon
The SMTP stuff refers to how your settings need to be in order to send email. For example, my internet provider is comcast, and they require SMTP authentication in order to send mail to their SMTP server (mail.comcast.net) so I have to set it up accordingly.
The easiest way to figure out the settings is to check how they are programmed on a computer or smartphone that you have working with sending email.
I set up my 1st alert email address to be the same account that was sending the messages (you can send email to yourself, it's true!
) and I set the 2nd one up to email the email account that is associated with the SMS messages on my cell phone... the messages show up as SMS which means I get a tone, message alert, etc, when they arrive.
I hope this helps.