I am here after loosing sleep, to try and configure my ip camera to send alert emails after motion detection.
Here is the equipment and the problem:
ip camera: bought off amazon as AJ-C0WA-C0D8, the box reports only a label with printed VA0037. Initial setup was fine, cam connected to network via wifi and can be viewed and operated (with some issues and limitations) through web browser. The web browser interface reports DBPower (and all this just confuses me).
Installed an app on android phone from cd that came with camera, APCamera, ver 5.6, P2P WiFI, and viewable but difficult to operate.
The cam is connected to my Fritz!box router and a QNAP nas surveillance station.
On the router all the needed ports are open, basically via uPnp, and also added manual rules. On the QNAP nas surveillance station the cam is recognized as Foscam FI8919W and viewable. In addition, it is set to record snapshots and videos and send via FTP to the nas, and I find those in the nas folders.
Now, the problem.
Setting up the mail service is easy, I followed the instructions for Gmail, but for other ISP providers (including my own ISP) but any possible combination results in a " Test failed .. Can not connect to the server" message. No matter changing providers and ports and ssl/tls, always the same error message.
I looked at the ports, and 465 is open while 587 is closed, as well as 25. Moreover pinging smtp.gmail.com gives a request timeout while pinging gmail-smtp-msa.l.google.com works. Obviously inserting that in the SMTP field of the cam interface does not work.
I bought this cam only to have email alerts, and it seems it's what I cannot do. I am lost at heart so far, any help is appreciated.
Also, there is no way of knowing if and how to possibly upgrade firmware and UI web interface.
Anything I am doing wrong? Anyone has thought of some settings I can try? Thanks for your attention.