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

If you have an active Full-Service 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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