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ECO Series: Enabling email notifications

You can use the Lorex email server to send and receive alerts. Enabling Send Email option on alert-settable cameras.

To enable email notifications:

  1. Right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu.
  2. Click the Main Menu icon (ECO main menu icon).
  3. Click Network.
  4. Click the Email tab.
  5. In the Email drop-down, select Default or Enable.

    ECO email window

    • Default: Select to use the Lorex email server to send out alarm notifications.
    • Enable: Select to use custom email server settings.
    • Disable: Select to disable email notifications.

To use Lorex’s email server:

  1. In the Email drop-down, select Default.

  2. Enter the Sender Email address of the sender of your choice.

  3. Click Setup next to Receiver Email to enter the recipient’s email address.

  4. In the Interval drop-down, select how long the interval the DVR will wait before sending a new email notification.

    REMINDER: If you select 3Min, the DVR will send out email notifications every 3 minutes until the DVR stops detecting motion / alarm.

  5. Click Apply to save your settings.

To use a custom email server:

  1. In the Email drop-down, select Enable.
  2. Configure the following:
    • SSL: Select to enable / disable Secure Socket Layer protocol.
    • SMTP Port: Enter the port used by your Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server.
    • SMTP Server: Enter your SMTP Server address.
    • Sender Email: Enter the sender email address of your choice.
    • Sender PWD: Enter your email server’s password.
    • Receiver Email: Click to enter the recipient’s email address.
    • Interval: Select the interval the DVR waits before sending a new email notification.
  3. Click Apply to save your settings.
  4. Click Exit to return to the previous menu, and exit the menu to return to Live View.

The DVR will prompt for a restart. Restart the DVR for changes to take effect.

To restart the DVR:

  1. Right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu.
  2. Click the Main Menu icon (ECO main menu icon).
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click the Maintain tab.
  5. Click Reboot.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to restart the DVR.

REMINDER: If required, set up Port Forwarding and Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) on the DVR.