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Configuring a Free SMTP Service

When setting up WebPorts on networks, and specifying routing and port forwarding, you may need to set up your WebPort to use a free SMTP service. This topic provides this information. You can use either an existing Google or an AOL account to add the SMTP service.

Set up an AOL SMTP Service as follows:

  1. Before you begin, make sure the WebPort has Internet access.
  2. Log onto your WebPort and access Configuration:Services
  3. Click the following icon to Add a new service. This is a picture of the dialog.
  4. Select Email or Email/TLS for the service Type.
  5. Enter a Name for the service. Example: AOLServer.
  6. For the SMTP server address, enter smtp.aol.com.
  7. In the Email from user name email field, enter your AOL email address. Example: psmith@aol.com
  8. In the User name field, enter your AOL screen name. Example: psmith
  9. In the Password field, enter your AOL email password.
  10. If you need to add the AOL email SMTP port, the value is 587
  11. If you need to choose whether AOL MAIL SMTP TLS/SSL is required, select Yes.
  12. At the bottom of the dialog, click Update.

Set up a Google SMTP Service as follows:

  1. Before you begin, make sure the WebPort has Internet access.
  2. Log onto your WebPort and access Configuration:Services
  3. Click the following icon to Add a new service. This is a picture of the dialog.
  4. Select Email or Email/TLS for the service Type.
  5. Enter a Name for the service. Example: GMailServer.
  6. For the SMTP server address, enter smtp.gmail.com.
  7. In the Email from user name email field, enter your Google email address. Example: psmith@gmail.com
  8. Ensure Use username and password is checked.
  9. If you need to add the GMAIL email SMTP port, the value is 587
  10. Ensure TLS under User Secure Connection is checked.
  11. At the bottom of the dialog, click Update.
  12. Navigate to the GMail account that you are using for the service and click the account verification link sent to you by Google. The service will not work unless you click the link.

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