IP camera email settings for Gmail

In this article, I show the IP camera email settings for Gmail.

Gmail settings for IP cameras and DVRs

You just need some basic information about the server address and port number.

But it's also important to understand how to adjust the security settings.

Gmail SMTP Server settings

The SMTP server is in charge to send emails and you only need to have the basic information to set up your device to reach it out and use its services.

Here are the SMTP settings for the Gmail Server:

Server

smtp.gmail.com

Port

465

Encryption

yes

And now, let's take a look at the security settings...

Gmail security settings for IP cameras and DVRs

There's  extra protection from Google to make sure your email account is safe.

A security action is taken by the email server every time a new device wants to use your Gmail account. Google needs to know that such a device is allowed to use the account and is up to you to change the configuration settings.

The image below shows an example of the Google alert...

Google Critical Alert

This a type of protection against non-secure devices, which means the device is not safe enough to use the Gmail account.

You have to allow the non-secure devices to use your Gmail account.

Take a look at the step-by-step process to change the security configuration.

How to set up Gmail for IP cameras and DVRs

1. Log in into your Gmail account and click "Manage Your Google Account";

2. Click on "Security" to manage your configuration;

Google Manage Account
Google Account Menu

3. Turn on the "Less secure app access";

Turn on the Less Secure Apps

4. Check your e-mail to confirm the setup.

Google Less Secure apps Alert
Google Less Secure apps Alert Confirm
Google Less Secure apps Alert Confirm All Set

As you can see, the steps are very simple and you can have your IP camera or recorder working with the Gmail account pretty fast.

Just make sure you test everything again.

And that's it for the IP camera email settings for Gmail, easy, huh?

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