Yahoo Mail SMTP Settings for Motion Detection Email Alerts for Zavio IP Cameras

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    Mike Haldas

    Customers can use the following instructions to configure their Zavio IP camera to send them motion detection email alerts using Yahoo Mail SMTP server.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: According to our testing, you can only send email to another Yahoo mail account using Yahoo's free email accounts. If you want to send to a non-yahoo email address, you need to upgrade to Yahoo Plus.


    To configure the SMTP mail server settings on your Zavio IP camera, please follow these instructions.

    1. Login to your camera using a web browser. If you do not know the IP address of your camera, please use the Intelligent IP installer software included on the CD that came with your camera
    2. Click on the setting button, then click advanced
    3. Click on SMTP, then select General. The screen should look similar to the above screenshot.
    4. Make sure the following settings are correct
    5. Set e-Mail SMTP to On
    6. SMTP server name: for Yahoo Plus mail accounts or for free Yahoo mail accounts
    7. SMTP server port: 587
    8. Leave the SSL box UNCHECKED
    9. Authentication: On
    10. User Name is the first part of your email address. For example, if you address is, then just fill in yourname
    11. Password: fill in the password you use to login to Yahoo Mail Recipient email address is the address to sent the alert to
    12. Administrator email address is who you want the email to appear to be from
    13. Subject: type the subject of the email you want to use
    14. Message: fill in what you want the email to say
    15. Click on the Test button to test sending a message. A pop-up window should appear and give you the status of the test
    16. Click OK to save the settings
    17. Proceed to configure the Motion detection zones by clicking on the Motion Detection link on the left menu.

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