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A webmail provider which doesn't mind repeated logins from SMTP

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#1 rp88


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

I'm doing some programming at present of a raspberry pi running some sensors, and being able to send their readings via email. I've been using a python module which lets python send emails by connecting to a server via smtp and having python automatically input your username and password, then send the email.

I tried setting up a microsft outlook.live.com email but found that after a few uses microsoft locked this account down, needing phone verification to unlock, because it thought the logins via SMTP (being done from my python script on the raspberry pi) were attempts by someone to hack the account. I did verify by phone but the same problems happened again, verification needed again, after a few more emails were sent.

So, can anyone suggest an email provider I can set up a webmail account with which won't have a problem with automated SMTP logins from a raspberry pi at frequencies which might peak at once very 5 minutes, but will probably be lower than that most of the time.


Edited by rp88, 17 August 2017 - 05:07 PM.

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#2 DelPomerinke


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:07 AM

You most likely want to obtain like a email provider that still supports POP and/or IMAP protocols, because they will then provide you with an SMTP server etc.

Here's a good list and list of SMTP servers.   http://myappmag.com/free-pop3-smtp-email-providers/

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