How to send SQL Backup confirmations through my GMail, Hotmail or Yahoo account

If you have an active subscription, then by default your mail server is set to Automatic (it is actually sent through our servers) and you don’t need to configure anything.  But if you use a free version of SQLBackupAndFTP or your subscription has expired or you just want to configure your own mail servers – below are the instructions on how to do so.

To configure a custom SMTP server:

  1. Open Advanced email settings dialog
  2. Select the Custom mode
  3. Set the SMTP parameters

custom smpt settings

Here you can find settings values for different email providers:

GMail

SMTP mail Server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 587
My server requires authentication: Checked
Enable SSL: Checked
Username: your GMail e-mail
Password: the password you use to login to your GMail account

Hotmail

SMTP mail Server: smtp.live.com
Port: 587
My server requires authentication: Checked
Enable SSL: Checked
Username: your Hotmail e-mail
Password: the password you use to login to your Hotmail account

Yahoo

Yahoo does not provide this service for free accounts, but only for Yahoo! Mail Plus.

SMTP mail Server: plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Port: 465
My server requires authentication: Checked
Enable SSL: Checked
Username: your Yahoo Mail Plus email
Password: the password you use to login to your Yahoo Mail Plus account

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