You can send emails automatically by creating a macro with a Send Email action. So you can send an email that lets you know when a sensor is tripped, or send you a reminder email at a certain time, or even send a list of all the times a trigger was tripped since the last time it emailed you about it.
Name - This should be a brief description of the action. This is displayed in the action list so put something here that helps you figure out what this action is for. It puts a default there for you in case you're not very creative.
Description - If you like to be wordy, this field is where you would put all the nitty-gritty details about the action that you think are important. This field shows up in the selection list too, but otherwise isn't used.
Email Type - If you just want to send an email right away, you can set this to "Send Message Immediately". If you want to send an email that lists all the times that a sensor was triggered, you would add a Send Email action when the sensor is tripped and set this to "Buffer the Message" and type in a name for the buffer in Buffer Name. Then you would create another macro (usually would be triggered at a certain time of the day) and set this to "Send Buffered Message Immediately", and set the Buffer Name to the same name as the one you used in the Send Email action set up as "Buffer the Message".
Email Setup Button - Before you can send any email, you first need to set up Home Domination with information about your email account. You can do this under the setup window, or just click this button. Click here for more information about the Email Setup button.
Buffer Name - This is only enabled if the Email Type is set to "Buffer the Message" or "Send Buffered Message Immediately". When a message is buffered, all messages are stored under this name. Later when doing "Send Buffered Message Immediately", this lets you select the appropriate buffered messages to send.
Separate Buffered Items with Carriage Return - This is only enabled if the Email Type is set to "Buffer the Message". This indicates whether or not it should append a carriage return after each buffered message, or if all the messages should be one after the other on the same line.
From - This will be the reply to address on the email. If you just put an email address, it will display the address to the person receiving the email. If you put a name, then a comma, followed by the email address, the person receiving the email will only see the name on the email, and will have to double click the name to see the email address.
To - Put each email address that the message is to on the To: line and separate each one with a semicolon ( ; ). You can also put a display name for each item by having the display name first, then a comma, and the email address.
cc - If you place email addresses here, they will show up on the cc line of the email. Separate email address with a semicolon ( ; ). You can also put a display name for each item by having the display name first, then a comma, and the email address.
Subject - This is the subject of the email. It can be blank, but it is a good idea to put something here so the person receiving the email knows what it's about before opening the email.
Attachments - If you want to add attachments to the email, include the path and filename of each attachment, separated by a semicolon ( ; ). You click the Browse button to find the file you wish to attach and it will add the path and file name to the list for you.
Insert Variable - You can insert variable information (information that is determined at the time the email is processed) by positioning the cursor to the appropriate place in the message box, selecting the type of variable to add, and then clicking Insert Variable. The variable will be added at the cursor position in the message box. The current date, current time, or the time elapsed since the last time data can be put into the message.
Message - This is the edit box where you can type your message. You may put carriage returns in this text, and you can also insert variable information at the cursor position by selecting the appropriate variable in the combo box above it and then clicking Insert Variable.
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