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# 208928 5-Mar-2017 17:20
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Hi all.

This used to work but no longer.

Never use xtra email myself but did have this set up to email system notifications to my gmail address.

Sunday afternoon thing to see if I can get it going again....

Do I need to get my xtra email sorted to do this - pretty sure it got locked at some stage, and now they have the email migration going on.

Was using my xxxx@xtra.co.nz, on port 465, with SMTP of send.xtra.co.nz

Wondered if there was a way to this using my gmail address possibly as an alternative?

Many thanks

Mark




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  # 1730474 5-Mar-2017 17:27
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Why bother? Just head over to SMTP2GO, create a free account and use that on your NAS rather than mess around with xtra.

 

Gmail would be another option too but you would need to disable 2FA to make it work. SMTP2GO is just no hassles and works exceptionally well.


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  # 1730500 5-Mar-2017 18:41
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You make application passwords for things like this with gmail when you have 2 factor enabled.

 

Annoying thing I find is you cant go in and view them later, or limit what the passwords can do, only delete them and recreate them. It would be a lot more reliable than using xtras server.

 

And yes, you can email yourself thru gmails smtp, better still email youraddress+somethingelse@gmail so that they can be filtered easier.





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  # 1730514 5-Mar-2017 19:23
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chevrolux:

 

Why bother? Just head over to SMTP2GO, create a free account and use that on your NAS rather than mess around with xtra.

 

Gmail would be another option too but you would need to disable 2FA to make it work. SMTP2GO is just no hassles and works exceptionally well.

 

 

 

 

Where does it say it is free? All the plans appear to be paid ones, and they want your email address to find out more. 


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  # 1730516 5-Mar-2017 19:31
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mattwnz:

 

chevrolux:

 

Why bother? Just head over to SMTP2GO, create a free account and use that on your NAS rather than mess around with xtra.

 

Gmail would be another option too but you would need to disable 2FA to make it work. SMTP2GO is just no hassles and works exceptionally well.

 

 

 

 

Where does it say it is free? All the plans appear to be paid ones, and they want your email address to find out more. 

 

 

https://www.smtp2go.com/pricing/

 

Down the bottom? "Try SMTP2GO free for as long as you like"

 

Although to be honest, they may have restricted the free account big time. I've used their paid service for ages so not sure what you get for free. Used to be a couple of thousand emails though.




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  # 1730518 5-Mar-2017 19:37
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Yeah - Gmail is interesting - wants me to loosen the security to accept emails from my NAS box. I probably won't, I see other NAS devices have similar issues (mine is an old DNS-320)

 

Not that the notifications re critical but was kind of a cool feature.

 

I would be sending like two a week or something - SMTP2GO looks like for a business user a bit...

 

 

 

Mark

 

 





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  # 1730562 5-Mar-2017 21:18
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I don't understand what's the security issue? You can create a password for that device only, configure SMTP using the gmail address, your username and that new password. What's the problem here?





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  # 1730565 5-Mar-2017 21:25
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That same password can also be used to get into read emails, and use any other app that doesnt do 2 factor with gmail. You cant make a password that can only send emails.





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  # 1730681 6-Mar-2017 09:36
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Yeah - Gmail is interesting - wants me to loosen the security to accept emails from my NAS box.

 

I had the same issue With outlook 2010 (on Win7). Couldnt smtp via gmail unless I loosened the security (in the Gmail a/c) .


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  # 1730707 6-Mar-2017 10:22
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You don't have to losen security. If you have 2FA enabled you can just generate an application password and use it for that specific app/program. 







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  # 1732161 6-Mar-2017 21:30
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Ok - thanks - all sorted.

 

I trust my NAS - mostly. Pretty sure its viewable only on my side of the firewall - not accessible from the internet.

 

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