E-mail settings

The Settings dialog is opened by pressing shortcut key CTRL+C or via menu Options->Configuration and selecting the E-mail settings tab.


E-mail account settings

Configure mail server, credentials and alert message recipients. If in doubt, contact your IT support or network administrator to obtain correct settings.


Outgoing mail server: Enter your SMTP mail server address here.

Port: Set the SMTP port for the mail server.

Security: Select security option. Most e-mail servers today are compatible with STARTTLS

Authentication: Select authentication method. With STARTTLS this option should be set to Normal password

Username: Your e-mail account username

Password: Your e-mail account password

From: The e-mail address that will be shown as From in the e-mail message header. This should be a valid address associated with your e-mail account.


Recipients: Add or remove recipients of Data Server messages.


-To add new recipient: Enter an e-mail address and press Add button

-To remove recipient: Select e-mail address to remove from the drop down list and press Delete button


To test e-mail alerting functionality, press Test button. A pop-up dialog will inform you if the message was sent successfully or not. A successful test transmission means that the mail server settings are configured correctly and communication with the server is working. It does not guarantee that all the recipient addresses are correct.


👉 NOTE! Everyone on the recipients list will receive test messages. It is recommended that you test with one recipient and add additional recipients after the e-mailing function is confirmed to be working.

👉 NOTE! StormVue Data Server does not have an upper limit on number of recipients. However, if more than 30 recipients are added you will see a performance warning dialog. It is preferred to use a mailing list if the number of recipients is large. In such a scenario Data Server would send one e-mail to a mailing list which in turn dispatches this message to any number of recipients. This way the bulk of the e-mailing work is offloaded to an external application built for the purpose.


Using Google Gmail

The Data Server e-mailing feature will work with Gmail after a special option is enabled in your Gmail account settings.

  1. Log in to your Gmail account, select Settings and then Accounts and Import option.
  2. Locate and click on Other Google Account settings link
  3. Locate Security option, click and find Signing in to Google option.
  4. Set 2-Step Verification and Use your phone to sign in options both to Off
  5. Locate Access for less secure apps and change this to On


🔥 TIP! If you are concerned about disabling 2-Step verification or running your Gmail account with reduced security, create a new and dedicated Gmail account that you only use for StormVue lightning alerting purposes.


With this change completed you can now use your Gmail account for sending Data Server alerts using the following settings:


Outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com

Port: 587

Security: STARTTLS

Authentication: Normal password


In addition to the above you also have to enter your Gmail credentials in Username/Password and From fields.



E-mail contents

Here you can change the alert and all clear messages subject and content. Place the cursor on the respective text box and change the text as necessary.


Special tags allow you to insert current data such as date and alarm range. The available tags are:

  • <date> - Insert full date and time
  • <time> - Insert time only
  • <distance>  - Insert the close alarm radius (distance reported in selected Distance Units)
  • <distunits>  - Insert distance units text, km for kilometers, mi for miles
  • <watchtime>  - Insert the currently configured All clear watch time period


💾 Click Apply button after changing settings to save your configuration!