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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Setting up third-party email

Lorex provides email services to customers who have NVR systems connected to the Internet. If issues arise using the default Lorex email server, we recommend switching to a third-party email server such as Gmail or Yahoo! If you wish to set up a third-party email account with your NVR, you will need to enable Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) in your account.


To configure email alerts:

  1. Right-click on the Live View, and then click Menu.

  2. Click Configuration and then click Network.

  3. Click the Email tab.

  4. In the Email drop-down, select Enable to use a custom email server.

    Enable custom email server

  5. Configure the following:

    • SMTP Server address: (Gmail: Yahoo!
    • SMTP Port: (Gmail/Yahoo!: 465).
    • Enable SSL: ‚Äč(Gmail: SSL Yahoo!: none).
    • Receiver Email: Enter the email address that will receive alerts.
    • Select Receivers: Use to enter additional email addresses that will receive alerts. Alerts may be sent to up to 3 addresses.
    • Enable Attached Picture: Check to include an image attachment from the camera that triggered the alert.
    • Interval: Select the interval the NVR will wait between sending out emails when events occur.
  6. Click Apply to save settings.

  7. Click Test to send a test email.

IMPORTANT: Before the NVR will send out email alerts for motion detection, you must enable the Send Email action for each camera.

Some third-party email providers such as Gmail will require an update to email settings to receive these alerts.

To update Gmail settings to receive motion alerts:

  1. Log in to your Gmail account.
  2. Click here and click to Turn on access for less secure apps.
  3. Log in to Gmail and click the Gear icon (Gear icon) on the top-right.
  4. Click Settings and then click Forwarding POP/IMAP.
  5. For POP Download, select Enable POP for all mail.
  6. For IMAP Access select Enable IMAP.
  7. Click Save Changes.
  8. In the Email / SMTP window on your NVR, click Test to send a test email.

    REMINDER: It can take a few minutes for the email to arrive. Be sure to check your junk / spam folders.