Set-up E-mail account for E-mail notifications

One of the comfort feature of AquaShield is e-mail notifications. If you want to know if a sensor value is went out of the range you want to keep, some level got too high in your tank or you want to know if a less frequent time based action happened (once a week). You can add e-mail alerts to your triggers. To be able to do that you need to set up an e-mail account where these notifications will be sent.

The unit is operate with a so called SMTP protocol. There are two basic cases in the most of the times. You either use Gmail (or some other not internet provider related e-mail system) or the internet service of your provider. So we will describe these two cases in a bit more detail.

You can reach the SMTP settings page ONLY in local mode. You need to be connected to the same WIFI network as your AquaShield unit does. Then go to my.aquashiledcontrol.com go to Settings / Devices and click on the Local IP of your device.

Go to Settings / SMTP Settings page

GMAIL

You will need to know the following:

  • e-mail address
  • password

To be able to use Gmail service you need to allow “Less secure app access” for your google account. In case of Gmail there are two options from this setting point of view. Either you have

  • 1-step verification
  • 2- step verification

In both cases you need to go to Account / Security

Single step verification

Scroll down to “Less secure app access” tile. And turn ON this option.

SMTP settings

Addressee(s) is (are) the email address who will receive the notifications. It can be your address (same that you use for the SMTP) or any other e-mail address(es).

You can test if the settings are vaild if you click “Test connection”. If everything is all right you will get a confirmation message and a confirmation e-mail as well.

After you fill out all the data don’t forget to hit the SAVE button at the bottom.

 

2-step verification

Scroll down to “Singing in to Google” tile / “App passwords”.

Select app: Other (Custom name)

Copy the Generated App Password and use this instead of your Gmail password.

Addressee(s) is (are) the email address who will receive the notifications. It can be your address (same that you use for the SMTP) or any other e-mail address(es).

You can test if the settings are vaild if you click “Test connection”. If everything is all right you will get a confirmation message and a confirmation e-mail as well.

After you fill out all the data don’t forget to hit the SAVE button at the bottom.

Other provider

You will need to know the following:

  • e-mail address
  • password
  • SMTP server address
  • Encryption type
  • Port number

Normally your internet, e-mail provider will have a guideline how to set up SMTP. If you don’t have it try Google:  Your e-mail provider SMTP (ex.: yahoo smtp). Please try to use SSL encryption if possible.(probably port 465 will work most of the time)

SMTP server addresses for some common providers:

  • Yahoo – smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • AT&T – smtp.mail.att.net
  • SFR – smtp.sfr.fr

Addressee(s) is (are) the email address who will receive the notifications. It can be your address (same that you use for the SMTP) or any other e-mail address(es).

You can test if the settings are vaild if you click “Test connection”. If everything is all right you will get a confirmation message and a confirmation e-mail as well.

After you fill out all the data don’t forget to hit the SAVE button at the bottom.