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In this video, I’ll show you how to set up your email server for your groov, and email
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recipients in your project’s users, so those authorized people can receive an email and
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even a text message from groov, for example, when an event is triggered. also be sure to
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check out our groov Events Overview video and our groov Workshop on Events First, the
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server: To set up the email account my notifications will be sent from. I select Configure > Project.
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If you’re not seeing these Email Settings, you’ll need to upgrade your version of groov
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to 3.0 or higher. You’ll see all the usual SMTP options here. If you’re using a corporate
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email, just ask your IT department for the appropriate values for these. For example,
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to use our in-house server I’d type in something like smtp.optomail.com. But for this video,
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I’m going to use an email address I set up on gmail. Keep in mind these settings change,
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so you’ll need to check with your email provider for the latest settings. Right now,
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the gmail SMTP server settings are: smtp.googlemail.com, with a server port of 25. Most larger email
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servers use this STARTTLS setting. This untrusted certificates is something you might use for
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an internal email server, again ask your IT department if you need to check this. Down
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here, I’ve typed in the account information for that gmail account I set up, including
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the full address, the username -- which is usually the first part of the address -- and
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the password for that account. Down here, I can send a test email to make sure I got
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all those settings right. You’ll see this green “Test message sent!” if all is well.
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Otherwise, groov gives me a handy clue here as to what might’ve gone wrong. If you’re
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using a gmail account and get an error, check the “using gmail” section of the user’s
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guide for some important security settings. Once your email settings are ready to go,
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scroll back up here to the top, click “Save Settings” and “Close.” Next, under Configure
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> Accounts, I’ve already added an email address for the admin user for this groov
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box. Each email address is tied to a user account. I’d like to get email, so I’ll
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add an email address to this user called “mary” Let’s add one for Mary, by click “Edit
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User…” I’ll just type in my opto22 email address here. mstjohn@opto22.com and click
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okay. The Email address now shows up in my list of users here. But let’s say I’m
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going to events where I want to be notified right away. Did you know that most cell carriers
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offer free email-to-SMS services? That means you can send a message to specific email address
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and it gets converted to a text message! Like your email provider’s SMTP settings, these
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addresses could also change. But the user’s guide includes a list of the more popular
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carriers here in the U.S., and their corresponding Email-to-SMS addresses: To take advantage
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of this, I’ll add one more user to my groov project. Let’s use username: “marymobile”.
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Now for the email address, I’ll use that email address my cell phone provider gives
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me to turn emails into texts: My 10-digit cell number + vtext.com for Verizon in this
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case. Click “save settings” and “close”. Now I can make use of more groov Events options.
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For example in this “beer stock low” Event, now I can pick specific users by name, and
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groov even shows me here in my list all the configured emails for each.
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For more how to videos be sure to check out groov.com. Thanks for watching!
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