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E-Mail Profiles

Open the Email Profiles dialog to create and manage profiles for automatically sending images in emails.

You need to create at least one profile that you can select in the Time Tasks dialog or in the detail view of the Action Group Overview for sending images via email.

Using the MOBOTIX Camera for Sending Emails

The MOBOTIX camera can send images via email to recipients to report e.g. unauthorized access to a specific area.

You may define one or multiple email profiles. Every email profile contains all the information required to send emails to one address. The transfer can be triggered either by a task defined in the Time Tasks dialog or by an event defined in the detail view of the Action Group Overview dialog.

You can enter any text and use predefined variables, as described in Examples for Dynamic Text in Subject Lines.

Global Options and Profile Options

This dialog contains global options that can be used in all profiles and profile options only valid for the respective profile.

It is recommended to use the global options for entering frequently-used parameters (e.g. SMTP Server, Secure Connection, Authentication Method, User Name and Password). Leave the corresponding fields empty in the profiles in which you would like to use the global values.

Profiles & Options

Note

Click on the More button at the bottom of the dialog to display all options for all profiles.

Set the following parameters for each profile in the Email Profiles dialog:

Option

Description

Mail Profile n

Enter a unique profile name.

You can select the stored profiles in the Time Tasks and in the detail view of the Action Group Overview dialogs, in order to send emails time- or event-controlled, respectively.

Receiver Address

Enter the recipient's address to which the email will be sent.

Example: myname@myaddress.com

Sender Address

Enter the sender's (valid!) address. Otherwise, the email cannot be sent.

Example: myname@mycompany.com

Reply Address

If an error occurs, the email will be sent to this address. Normally, you would enter the address of either your administrator or a camera user.

Subject

This text will be displayed in the subject line of the email. For some examples of how this option can be used, see the Examples for Dynamic Text in Subject Lines help page.

ip-message

This text will be displayed in the text area for the email. You can also use dynamic text containing Variables and Placeholders.

Attachment

Select the desired type of data you would like to transfer:

Attachment: Image

For every FTP profile, you can use a specific image format that is independent of the image format currently displayed by the camera. These formats are saved in the camera as image profiles.

Select one of the image profiles defined in the Image Profiles dialog.

Note

If MxPEG has been activated in the camera, the frame rate will be reduced for ten seconds if an image is pulled from the camera using one of the image profiles.

Attachment: Video clip

Select the file format of the image files that will be sent:

  • MxPEG Clip file: Transfers the image data as MxPEG clips with audio.

  • Single JPEG file(s): Transmits the image data as single JPEG files.

Set the desired Clip Frame Rate and the time to include before and after the event(Time Before and Time After).

Note

The frame rate set in these boxes depends on a number of factors (e.g. the processor load at the time of the event) and may not reach the set frame rate.

In particular, using the Playback has Priority setting in the Setup Menu > General Image Settings dialog can reduce the pre-alarm frame rate to 2 fps.

Attachment: System messages

Select the System Message Scope to include the desired range of system messages.

Attachment: Counting Corridor Report, Heatmap Report

Select the counting corridor or heatmap report profile in the Statistics Export Profile dropdown that you would like to use for exporting the attachment.

Secure Connection

The following types of encrypted connections are supported:

  • Never

  • STARTTLS: The camera uses an unencrypted connection to contact the SMTP server. If the server supports STARTTLS, the connection is automatically re-established as an encrypted connection. The default port is 25.

  • SSL/TLS: The camera uses an encrypted connection to contact the SMTP server. The default port is 465.

Authentication Method

The following possibilities for authentication are supported:

  • No authentication

  • SMTP login: The camera uses this user name and password to log onto the SMTP server.

  • POP before SMTP: Before contacting the SMTP server, the camera uses this user name and password to log onto the POP3 server.

SMTP Server

IP address or name of the email server. Your Internet provider or administrator will provide this information.

Make sure that the following prerequisites are fulfilled:

  • The Ethernet Interface and the Gateway in particular need to be configured correctly.

  • When using a symbolic name (e.g. smtp.mycompany.com), you have to specify a DNS server in the Ethernet Interface dialog.

  • Your LAN's firewall has to be configured in a way that the camera is allowed to send emails.

POP3 Server

Enter the IP address or the name of the POP3 server. Your Internet provider or administrator will provide this information.

Notes

  • This parameter will only be shown if the authentication method POP before SMTP has been selected.

  • Communication with a PO3 server is never encrypted.

User Name

Enter the user name for logging on to the SMTP server. You will be assigned a user name either by your Internet provider or by your system administrator.

Note

This parameter will only be shown if one of the authentication methods SMTP login or POP before SMTP has been selected.

Password

Enter the password for logging on to the SMTP server. You will be assigned a password either by your Internet provider or by your system administrator.

Note

This parameter will only be shown if one of the authentication methods SMTP login or POP before SMTP has been selected.

Signature

If this parameter is activated, the camera uses the generated or uploaded SSL certificate to sign the emails that are sent using this profile. For additional information see the Web Server help page.

Testing Profiles

If you have created or modified one or more profiles, you should test the profiles (after you have closed the dialog using the Set and Close buttons and you have stored the configuration permanently). Open the Test Current Network Configuration dialog for testing. Click on the Transfer button behind the corresponding profile and monitor the output on the Network Test Log window. For additional information on this topic, see the Test Network Current Configuration help page.

Adding a Profile

Click on the Add new profile button at the bottom of the dialog to create a new profile. Overtype the proposed name with a name that describes the profile as good as possible; this name is used to identify the profile in other dialogs (e.g. the detail view of the action groups).

Deleting Profiles

In order to delete a profile, activate the Delete checkbox at the top of the profile. The profile will be deleted as soon as you click on Set at the bottom of the dialog.

Saving Changed Profiles

Click on the Set button to check the changed profiles. If a profile is faulty or entries are missing, you will be prompted to correct or complete your entries for this profile. If no errors have been detected, the profiles are stored temporarily.

Notes

  • Any newly created or modified profile is saved permanently only when the entire camera configuration is stored.

  • In order to activate the newly created or modified Email profiles, you do not have to reboot the camera.

Examples for Dynamic Text in Subject Lines

Using variables and placeholders, the camera can dynamically integrate information into the emails it is sending.

Example 1. Including the Camera's Dynamic IP Address Assigned by the Provider or a DHCP Server in the Subject

Definition of subject line

$(id.nam): Ereignis=$(fpr.eno) IP=$(ID.ET0)

Explanation

$(id.nam)

Name of the camera

$(fpr.eno)

Event number

$(ID.ET0)

IP address that the camera obtained from a DHCP server

Example 2. Including the State of a Signal Input With an Attached External Sensor in the Subject

Definition of subject line

$(id.nam): Internal PIR=$(SEN.PIR)% Signal Input=$(SEN.SIN)

Explanation

$(id.nam)

Name of the camera

$(SEN.PIR)

Internal PIR level in percent

$(SEN.SIN)

State of the signal input


Storing the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the next reboot of the camera.

Click on the Factory button to load the factory defaults for this dialog (this button may not be present in all dialogs).

Click on the Restore button to undo your most recent changes that have not been stored in the camera permanently.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.


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