D Series DVRs: Setting up email alerts

You can configure the system to send out email alerts for motion detection and other events.

NOTE: To send out motion detection alerts, you must enable the Send Email option for motion detection on each camera you want to receive alerts from.

To configure email alerts:

1 From the Live View display, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Main Menu.

2 Click NETWORK, then click the EMAIL tab.

Email Settings

3 Click to enable (Enable) email alerts.

4 Configure the following:


If you want to use Lorex’s email server (recommended):
  • Mail Select: Select Lorex Mail.
  • Receiver: Select up to 3 email addresses that will receive alerts. Enter each email address into the field Email Address below.
  • Subject: Enter a subject line for email alerts.
  • Attachment: Enable (Enable) to include a image attachment of the camera.

NOTE: You must enable the Snapshot option for motion detection on each camera that you want to receive attachments.

  • Interval: Enter the interval in minutes between email alerts.
  • Health Enable: Check to enable health check emails. Health check emails will be sent periodically to ensure that the system is functioning normally.
  • Interval: Enter the interval in minutes for health check emails.

If you want to use your own email server (advanced):
  • Mail Select: Select the mail server you want to use, or select Customize to use your own.
  • SMTP Server: Enter the SMTP server address.
  • Port: Enter the port used by the SMTP server.
  • User Name: Enter the SMTP user name.
  • Password: Enter the SMTP password.
  • Email Schedule: Click to setup a weekly schedule for email alerts.
  • Receiver: Select up to 3 email addresses that will receive alerts. Enter each email address into the field Email Address below.
  • Sender: Enter the sender’s email address.
  • Subject: Enter a subject line for email alerts.
  • Attachment: Enable (Enable) to include a image attachment of the camera.

NOTE: You must enable the Snapshot option for motion detection on each camera you would to receive attachments.

  • Encrypt Type: Select SSL or TLS if your server uses encryption. Select None if your server does not use encryption.
  • Interval: Enter the interval in minutes between email alerts.
  • Health Enable: Check to enable health check emails. Health check emails will be sent periodically to ensure that the system is functioning normally.
  • Interval: Enter the interval in minutes for health check emails.

5 Click Test to send a test email to ensure settings are configured properly.

6 Click Apply.

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