The program initially tries to auto-detect your default local e-mail account and use its parameters for sending. If auto-detect fails, or if the mail server for detected account requires authentication, or if you just want to use some other account for sending photos, then you will set the e-mail account manually.
Right-click the program's icon in the taskbar and choose "E-mail account settings" option.
|| Disable "Auto-detect e-mail account settings" checkbox to get access to user and server information areas.
||"Your name" parameter is a sender identification moniker that shows up in the From field of a sent message.
||"E-mail address" parameter is used as a reply-to address. That is where you will get responses to your messages with photos.
||"Outgoing mail server (SMTP)" parameter identifies the mail server that will be used for sending messages.
|| Sending messages will not work without a correct "Server port number" parameter. That number is usually 25.
|| Like it says by itself the checkbox "Outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires authentication" should be enabled if the mail server requires authentication for sending messages. With this checkbox enabled you get access to "Account name" and "Password" parameters.
||"Account name" identifies your e-mail account at the outgoing mail server.
||"Password" is required to authenticate you with the outgoing mail server.
|| After setting all necessary parameters of an e-mail account you want to use for sending messages click "Save Account Settings" to remember them and close the dialog.
- We recommend you to send a test message to yourself to make sure that e-mail account settings are properly set and that sending messages through Photos for Grandma is working. It is perfectly ok to be both the sender and the receiver at the same time and with the same e-mail account.
- If auto-detect option is enabled the program will look for parameters of the default local e-mail account on each start so it can also detect changes. Therefore if you make some change to the default account you should also restart Photos for Grandma and check the e-mail account settings in it.
- Don't be confused if the auto-detect option got your user and server information correctly, but sending messages does not work. Most likely the mail server requires authentication so you have to set the account name and password manually. This is because passwords are kept encrypted in the system registry so the program can not read them by itself.
- If you do not know parameters of your e-mail account simply go to the account properties of your e-mail client program and copy them from there. Of course, you will still have to know the password if authentication with the mail server is required.
- Maybe you will notice that the account properties in your e-mail client program also include information about an incoming mail server. Photos for Grandma only sends messages, it never receives any so the information about an incoming mail server is of no use and therefore not included with other settings.
- If you do not have any local e-mail accounts and rely only on web based e-mail services like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail and similar then you will not be able to send messages through Photos for Grandma. You need at least one e-mail account with mail server parameters required for sending. If nothing else you most likely have one such e-mail account with your Internet Service Provider.