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Hello everyone, I finally got my FosCam setup so I can view it remote via DynDns. Now I'm trying to get the email part of it setup. On the Mail service screen it ask for SMTP server name. I go to the FTP service screen and it ask for the FTP server name. Do I have to setup a FTP server on my PC? I did port forwarding on 21/25 but anything I enter as the FTP server name I get (can not connect to the server). Do I have to set up something else in my DynDns profile? Thanks for the help jg
Answer by Scarabaeus · Dec 24, 2010 at 05:34 PM
Hello Jack Graham,
Since you say you can view the FosCam remotely via your DynDNS domain name, I would say that you have no DynDNS associated issues. The setup of the FosCam for email and FTP is really outside the scope of this forum.
That being said...
Since you have not provided a detailed description of your FosCam network, I will be making some assumptions.
The Cam is gaining access to the internet through an account with an ISP. This ISP also probably offers email service for that account.
The name of the ISP's (outgoing mail) SMTP server is what should be entered into the "SMTP Server" box on the Cam's "Mail Service Settings" GUI page, and '25' in the "SMTP Port" box on the GUI page.
The Cam will act as a mail client and send email through the Cam's account with the ISP. You will need to fill in the "Mail Service Settings" page with the remaining required information. No need to port forward, port 25, since the Cam will not be receiving email from any email servers.
If you want the Cam to upload images you will need an FTP server somewhere to receive them (according to the Users Manual).
How you setup the "FTP Service Settings" page will depend upon where that server is located, either on the local lan or remotely on the the internet.
Check your User Manual again. The one I viewed was pretty good in the mail service and FTP service settings description. I would also refer you to the FosCam users forum, but I see the link is unfortunately not active.
Hope this helps somewhat.
Answer by hopper9 · Sep 30, 2012 at 11:50 AM
I could really use some help setting up this Foscam F18910W. It tells me windows is blocking the program and that Foscam does not have a valid certificate. Seems like it should be so easy but it is so frustrating. I would like to setup several cameras but I thought I would just buy one to start and see if I could set it up. Starting to have my doubts.