4.2.3 LevelSender Email Setup

In this step you will program the LevelSender with an email address it will use to send data and receive remote updates. It must be different from the Home Station email address. Each LevelSender must have a unique email address.

Note:

Each LevelSender must have a unique, dedicated email address. Solinst recommends creating a new email address for each LevelSender.

Note:

If possible, it is recommended that a company email be used as that gives full control of the security settings. There could be issues with Google/Yahoo, for example, when they reset security features.

Enter the incoming and outgoing mail server information for the email account, as well as the user name and password associated with the account. See Section 4.1 for a description of each parameter required.

Note:

When using a Gmail account, use App Passwords to generate a passcode to be used for the Password input field. See Section 9.1.3 in the Appendix for instructions.

If you are using an email account with encrypted TLS (e.g. port 587) for the LevelSender email (e.g. outlook. com, hotmail.com) you will not be able to enter additional email recipients to receive the data (see Section 4.2.4).

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Figure 4-6 LevelSender Email Setup - TLS Enabled

 

Older LevelSender units may not be compatible with email accounts using encrypted TLS email (e.g. port 587) for the LevelSender email (e.g. outlook.com, hotmail.com); however, they can be used for the Home Station email. If you have one of these units, there will be no option to select TLS when programming the LevelSender email (see Figure 4-6).

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Figure 4-7 LevelSender Email Setup - No TLS Option

 

To enable the LevelSender station to receive remote updates from the Home Station, ensure you check Enable Remote Configuration.

Click Next to continue the setup.

Note:

To enable the LevelSender station to receive remote updates from the Home Station, ensure you check Enable Remote Configuration.