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=== Configuring SpotCollector to Send Email or SMS messages Announcing the Creation of New Spot Database Entries for Needed DX Stations === == Configuring SpotCollector to Send Email or SMS messages Announcing the Creation of New Spot Database Entries for Needed DX Stations ==
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1. Configure the '''Outgoing Mail Servier''' panel with the parameters necessary to send an outgoing email message via your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This information is typically provided on your ISP's web site. Here are the settings for popular ISPs:  1. Configure the '''Outgoing Mail Server''' panel with the parameters necessary to send an outgoing email message via your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This information is typically provided on your ISP's web site. Here are the settings for popular ISPs:
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 * Gmail    * '''Gmail'''
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||Outgoing Mail Server Address||smtp.gmail.com||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication||enable||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address User name||your Gmail username||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address Password||your Gmail password||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number||465||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required||enable||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address||smtp.gmail.com||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication||enable||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address User name||your Gmail username||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Password||your Gmail password||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number||465||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required||enable||
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 * Comcast    Notes:
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||Outgoing Mail Server Address||smtp.comcast.net||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication||enable||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address User name||your Comcast username||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address Password||your Comcast password||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number||465||
||Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required||enable||
      a. if you receive a message from gmail entitled "Sign-in attempt prevented" that says "Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account foo@gmail.com from an app that doesn't meet modern security standards", you can disable Google's screening as described [[https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255|here]].
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  a. in the '''Audio Alarm''' panel, check the '''Enable''' box       a. if you have configured your gmail account to use '''2-Step Verification''', obtain an ''App Password'' [[https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en|from Google]], and specify this ''App Password'' as the '''Outgoing Mail Server Address Password'''.
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  a. if the '''Audio Alarm''' panel's '''Sound pathname''' box does not specify the file ''DX!.wave'' in !SpotCollector's ''Sounds'' folder, click the '''Select''' button to the right of the '''Sound pathname''' box to display a standard Windows file selection window; use this window to select the file ''DX!.wave'' in !SpotCollector's ''Sounds'' folder.    * '''Comcast'''
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   * If !SpotCollector's ''Sounds'' folder does not exist, or does not contain the file ''DX!.wave'', you can obtain a complete set of announcement files by downloading and running [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Announcements.exe]]     ||Outgoing Mail Server Address||smtp.comcast.net||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication||enable||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address User name||your Comcast username||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Password||your Comcast password||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number||465||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required||enable||
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  a. click the '''Test''' button to the right of the '''Sound pathname''' box; you should hear the word ''DX'' announced; if you don't hear this announcement, then    * '''Hotmail''' (must enable POP-3 via the web interface)
 
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address||smtp.live.com||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication||enable||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address User name||your Hotmail email address||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Password||your Hotmail password||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number||25||
    ||Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required||enable||
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   * verify that Windows is configured to use the correct soundcard as its default playback device  1. in the '''From email address''' box, type the email address that should appear in the '''From''' field of messages sent by !SpotCollector
 
 1. in the '''To email address''' box, type the email address to which !SpotCollector's messages should be sent.
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   * verify that the default playback device is not muted or set to a low volume level; if you are using Vista or Windows 7, open the '''Windows Volume Mixer''' and make sure the '''Spotcollector''' slider is at maximum (this slider will not appear until !SpotCollector attempts to generate a sound).    ||'''Carrier'''||'''To email address''' to send an SMS message||
   ||Alltell||10digitphonenumber@sms.alltelwireless.com||
   ||ATT Wireless||10digitphonenumber@txt.att.net||
   ||Boost Mobile||10digitphonenumber@sms.myboostmobile.com||
   ||Cricket Wireless||10digitphonenumber@sms.mycricket.com||
   ||Sprint||10digitphonenumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com||
   ||TMobile||10digitphonenumber@tmomail.net||
   ||Verizon Wireless||10digitphonenumber@vtext.com||
   ||Virgin Mobile USA||10digitphonenumber@vmobl.com||
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   * verify that speakers or headphones are properly connected to the default playback device, and that any external amplifier involved is powered and set to an appropriate volume level  1. in the '''Audio Alarm''' panel, check the '''Enable''' box
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 1. If you want callsigns to be announced phonetically, verify that !SpotCollector's phonetic announcement files have been installed by typing a callsign into the '''Callsign Announcement''' panel's '''Test callsign''' box, and then click the '''Test''' button to the right of this box

   * if the callsign is not announced phonetically, you can obtain a complete set of phonetics files by downloading and running [[http://www.dxlabsuite.com/spotcollector/Phonetics.exe]]

 1. Allow the mouse cursor to hover over each of the boxes associated with the settings on the left side of the '''Audio Alarm''' panel below the '''Enable''' setting until a small window explaining the setting's function appears; based on this explanation, decide whether to enable or disable the setting
 1. click the '''Test''' button, and confirm that the tes email message is received
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[[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxlab/post|Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab reflector]] [[https://groups.io/g/DXLab/post|Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab group]]

Configuring SpotCollector to Send Email or SMS messages Announcing the Creation of New Spot Database Entries for Needed DX Stations

On the Configuration window's eMail tab,

  1. Configure the Outgoing Mail Server panel with the parameters necessary to send an outgoing email message via your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This information is typically provided on your ISP's web site. Here are the settings for popular ISPs:

    • Gmail

      • Outgoing Mail Server Address

        smtp.gmail.com

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication

        enable

        Outgoing Mail Server Address User name

        your Gmail username

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Password

        your Gmail password

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number

        465

        Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required

        enable

      Notes:
      1. if you receive a message from gmail entitled "Sign-in attempt prevented" that says "Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account foo@gmail.com from an app that doesn't meet modern security standards", you can disable Google's screening as described here.

      2. if you have configured your gmail account to use 2-Step Verification, obtain an App Password from Google, and specify this App Password as the Outgoing Mail Server Address Password.

    • Comcast

      • Outgoing Mail Server Address

        smtp.comcast.net

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication

        enable

        Outgoing Mail Server Address User name

        your Comcast username

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Password

        your Comcast password

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number

        465

        Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required

        enable

    • Hotmail (must enable POP-3 via the web interface)

      • Outgoing Mail Server Address

        smtp.live.com

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Server requires authentication

        enable

        Outgoing Mail Server Address User name

        your Hotmail email address

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Password

        your Hotmail password

        Outgoing Mail Server Address Port number

        25

        Outgoing Mail Server Address SSL encryption required

        enable

  2. in the From email address box, type the email address that should appear in the From field of messages sent by SpotCollector

  3. in the To email address box, type the email address to which SpotCollector's messages should be sent.

  4. in the Audio Alarm panel, check the Enable box

  5. click the Test button, and confirm that the tes email message is received

  6. In the Email Alarm trigger panel, select the Needed option and check the Needed includes Unconfirmed as well as Unworked box; as you become more familiar with SpotCollector's capabilities, you may wish to modify these settings later.


Post a question or suggestion on the DXLab group

Getting Started with Spot Collection

Getting Started with DXLab

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